The MapBox C++ SDK for Xamarin is an open source SDK for pixel-perfect vector maps on iOS and Android. Customizable map styles and layers render at the speed of a video game with some features that include; Frequent data updates from OpenStreetMap, User metrics dashboard, Web-based map style editor and more. Mapbox GL Native is a library for embedding interactive and customizable vector maps into native applications on multiple platforms. Mapbox is an open source mapping platform for developers.
From the two sides of the globe, CA Technologies -- owner of the Layer 7 API Management Suite -- has announced new API services aimed at providing developers and enterprises with a full mobile suite platform. At DeveloperWeek in San Francisco, Dana Crane, senior product manager at CA Technologies, launched the General Availability of the API Portal; at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Dimitri Sirota, Layer 7 cofounder, talked to ProgrammableWeb about the launch of the API Gateway.
Five years ago Paul Rademacher reverse engineered Google Maps to put Craigslist homes and rentals on a map on his site. The site essentially pre-launched the map mashup category, because there was no Google Maps API at the time. Now it is the prototypical example and still used by many to find their new homes. And, of course, Google Maps is now by far the most popular API to use.
If the Queen of England used public transportation, she wouldn't have far to walk from her Buckingham Palace home. And finding her nearest stop is now very easy since Transport of London has implemented a Google Maps mashup of bus routes.