The AirMap iOS SDK allows developers to access and integrate the flight functionalities of AirMap with iOS devices and applications using Objective-C. AirMap sources their own data so that drone manufacturers and developers don't have to to worry about sourcing their own airspace databases. AirMap is an airspace technology firm focused on drones that is based in California.
Nest developer program and API is new salvo in smart home war. Signaturit looks to sign up developers for its e-signing system with new API. Plus Microsoft creates feedback site for API requests, and 3Scale targets API consumers.
Flat maps have a hard time communicating elevation changes, but now you can access the data to visualize as you want. Google Maps added two elevation services, bringing you the meters above sea level for any point on earth.
There is something to be said for simplicity, especially when it comes to applications that leverage web APIs for mobile devices. Enter Sparrow, an application for the iPhone, that serves as a good example of how a few web APIs can be elegantly implemented for use on a mobile device.