July 28, 2018
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The geo mapping platform ecosystem has grown a little more as the competition between Google Maps and Bing Maps just got a lot more interesting. It's been less than a week since we covered the release of a variety of new features for Bing Maps, including the addition of new StreetSide panoramic imagery similar to that used in Google Maps StreetView. At the time, it seems that Bing Maps was making a move to "catch up" with Google Maps in terms of immersive street-level panoramic photos. And now Google has countered back with the release of "aerial perspective imagery" similar to the Bird's Eye View imagery used in Google Maps.
Everybody wants to know the latest news and there are many applications that provide users with up to the minute news posts and articles. But what about the people who are moving around, rushing to or from work and simply don't have a minute to stop and read the articles that are of interest to them? That's where Umano fits in. It's basically a simple application created to deliver news to people on the go, turning online content into quality audio content read aloud by professional voice actors. Umano's API makes it possible for developers to access this cool functionality and integrate it with other applications as well.