The Mapbox GL Native NodeJS SDK is a library for embedding interactive, customizable vector maps into native applications on multiple platforms. It takes stylesheets that conform to the Mapbox Style Specification, applies them to vector tiles that conform to the Mapbox Vector Tile Specification, and renders them using OpenGL. The vector tiles and OpenGL powered Mapbox GL Native service provides acces to interactive customizable maps in native Android, iOS, macOS, NodeJS, and Qt applications. Mapbox is an open source mapping platform for developers.
One of the most powerful aspects of mashups is taking similar data from competing websites and providing a single place to examine the content. In this round-up of the best new mashups we'll look at three apps that aggregate data from multiple services. One looks at location check-ins, another at shared photos and another mashes photos with information about where they were taken.
Keek, social video network, recently announced the release of the Keek API. Alongside the API launch, Keek established a developer portal that includes tools and resources to assist developers in integrating Keek with third party applications. The Keek API grants developers access to public keeks (i.e. 36 second video updates), search, user profiles, klusters, and more.
Developers have long requested direct access to driving directions data from Google. Now they've got it, Google announced today at its I/O conference. The feature comes after MapQuest who became the first major player to offer its directions as a web service for free.