Mapping Services companies have developed APIs and SDKs for clients to customize map content as to their niche, such as Delivery Services, Fleet Management etc. This has presented an opportunity for us to help the clients with development and customization of these applications.
API is the acronym for Application Programming Interface, which is a software that allows two applications to talk to each other. When you use an application on your mobile phone, the application connects to the Internet and sends data to a server. The server then retrieves that data, interprets it, performs the necessary actions and sends it back to your phone. The application then interprets that data and presents you with the information you wanted in a readable way. This is what an API is – all of this happens via API.so for example each time you use an app like Uber or little cab you are using an API.
A software development toolkit (SDK) is a set of software tools and programs provided by hardware and software vendors that developers can use to build applications for specific platforms. In order to use a SDK, a developer needs an iOS SDK to build iOS apps, an Android toolkit for building Android apps, Nordic SDK to build Bluetooth or wireless apps and a VMware SDK to enable integration with the VMware platform..
Data: Software developers use map APIS to retrieve location data, e.g. proximity details about places, traveling distances and durations between endpoints, region statistics and area-based consumer trends, to use in bespoke applications and mashups.
Maps: Developers can customize maps with context- and industry-relevant data overlays using widgets, gadgets, markers, graphics, images and popups. Maps are interactive and informative alternatives to textual content. They provide an easy-to-use, cost-effective tool for small businesses branding and customer engagement.
Statistics: Researchers use map APIs to identify anomalies in weather patterns, track disease outbreaks in health management programs, plot disaster management grids and discover patterns in customer buying patterns.
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