A more interactive experience can help developers create engaging applications. This is the case of Bing Maps V7 Interactive SDK in AJAX, that presents alternatives to choose a virtual user experience. The SDK allows one to create maps with clickable logos, search boxes, and navigation bars. Users also can create maps with view selections such as bird's eye view, aerial view, and initial zoom. In addition to these preferences, users can access modules with traffic, directions, venue maps, navigation, search, and spatial data services.
Gowalla, the location-based social network, is beginning to establish itself as the most generously interoperable of its check-in–offering peers. At a SWSX panel last week about integrated location data, Gowalla co-founder and CTO Scott Raymond indicated that developers would soon even be able to download data en masse from Gowalla for their own manipulation and analysis. When asked by the moderator, Programmable Web Executive Editor Adam DuVander, "Can I download Gowalla's data," Raymond responded that providing the option was "definitely on the roadmap."
Thirty-One more APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Stocks, Artificial Intelligence, and Location. Featured today are APIs for LivePerson customer chat services and an API for creating and managing Alexa Skills. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.