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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York State (MTA) recently announced a new apps contest called MTA App Quest. The contest is designed to promote apps that cover a much broader system than just New York City and spark interest around the MTA API and newly released datasets. The MTA App Quest is the latest chapter in the MTA's transformation from a relatively closed agency to one that is embracing open transit data.
Mobile application users love maps, and developers have many API choices to add mapping features to their apps. If you want to add navigation, location based features, route planning or other mapping related features to apps, here's a list of popular APIs from ProgrammableWeb.
Five APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories Currency, Transportation, and Location. Highlights include an API for cannabis data retrieval and an API for locating application users down to the geocoordinates. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.