The OpenAddresses R SDK by Scott Chamberlain is an R client for data from OpenAddresses. The library serves to make it easy to retrieve the data, as well as combine data sets and visualization. OpenAddresses is a web portal for the management of Open Source worldwide localized postal addresses.
You have a hectic business trip to Seattle coming up and its time to choose hotels. Sure, there's cost, availability, checkout times ad whether it has a pool or gym to consider. But there's another important factor: proximity. The Travel Time API demo uses Seattle. See graphic below. You have 4 meetings scheduled over a couple of days: At Amazon's headquarters, a drop in at Starbucks for a chat with a friend, meet at the headquarters of Walkscore, and then lastly at Zillow.
One of the most important--and too often forgotten--pieces of a successful API is promoting what developers have built. Doing so should be a win-win, as both platform and developer should benefit from third-party apps being discovered by users. Location-sharing service FourSquare just re-vamped its application gallery and now any developer can be included.
SOA Software releases API catalog for internal use by enterprise. Google launches Google Maps for Business Imagery. Plus: Microsoft, and Box offer Office 365 users unlimited storage, and AWS promises more price cuts.