Today in APIs: Map updates, Facebook Platform Updates, Mapquest Official iPhone API and 14 New APIs

Romin Irani, July 20th, 2012

FacebookGoogle and Microsoft release updates to Maps. Mapquest releases their official iPhone API. Operation Developer Love from Facebook. Plus: The NY Times Campaign Finance API, MavaIQ Launches Currency Market Data Web/Excel Service and 14 New APIs.


Today in APIs: Future of Social, MapQuest Offers Unlimited Free Maps and 13 New APIs

Romin Irani, July 6th, 2012

Will API access decide the future of Social Networks? The Maps war continues with MapQuest now offering free Maps with unlimited usage limits. Plus: a Sentiment API that can help Traders with stock traders and 13 New APIs


Google Maps to Cost Much, Much Less For Heavy Users, Begin Enforcement

Adam DuVander, June 22nd, 2012

Google MapsIn October Google announced the cost for Google Maps if you use above 25,000 map loads per day. Many developers balked at paying for a service that had been free for several years, though it affected fewer than 1% of developers using the Google Maps API. Now the search giant is lowering the cost from $4-8 CPM to a fixed price of $0.50 per 1,000 map views. It will also start enforcing the price, though the company says this process is not automated.


7 Free Geocoding APIs: Google, Bing, Yahoo and MapQuest

Adam DuVander, June 21st, 2012

Almost every app that uses a mapping API needs some latitude/longitude points. If you don’t already have those “geocodes,” you need to find them, which usually means converting an address to a point on the earth. That’s where you’ll need one of the 54 geocoding APIs in our directory. This post zooms in on seven free geocoders and compares them on features, speed and limits.


146 Location APIs: Foursquare, Panoramio and Geocoder

Wendell Santos, June 20th, 2012

foursquareOur API directory now includes 146 location APIs. The newest is the LongLatToLocation API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the foursquare API. We list 86 foursquare mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of location APIs.


125 Places APIs: Google Maps, Bing Maps and Yahoo

Wendell Santos, May 2nd, 2012

Google MapsOur API directory now includes 125 places APIs. The newest is the Waytag API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Google Maps API. We list 2369 Google Maps mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of places APIs.


307 Mobile APIs: Foursquare, Instagram and iTunes

Wendell Santos, March 27th, 2012

foursquareOur API directory now includes 307 mobile APIs. The newest is the Mobilepax API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the foursquare API. We list 81 foursquare mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of mobile APIs.


DuckDuckGo: The Search Engine You’ve Never Heard Of

Janet Wagner, March 21st, 2012

Duck Duck GoThis past Valentine’s Day, DuckDuckGo announced via Twitter that their search engine had “received over 1,000,000 direct searches yesterday for the first time ever!” A major accomplishment for a search engine that is essentially unknown. And this search engine has an API.


23 Google Maps Alternatives

Adam DuVander, March 1st, 2012

Google MapsGoogle Maps is still the top choice for adding maps to the web. It’s powerful, customizable and for most sites, free. However, Google Maps pricing did encourage several large sites to make the move to other options, most recently foursquare. If you’re also looking to move from Google, our API directory has several JavaScript-based options to consider.


How Foursquare Dropped Google and Joined the OpenStreetMap Movement

Kin Lane, March 1st, 2012

foursquareMapBoxFoursquare just made the switch from using the Google Maps API, to joining the crowd-sourced, global OpenStreetMap movement. To do most of the heavy lifting, foursquare relied upon the still fairly new MapBox API.


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