A Summary of the Future of Mapping

Over the last few days we’ve launched the CloudMade Developer Programme in front of packed audiences in San Francisco and London.  There was a real buzz at both events – a feeling that the tools and services we’ve been working on are going to make a real difference to developers.

There’s a lot of anticipation at CloudMade about the applications that can be built using our mapping APIs.  If you’re looking for inspiration, you need a quick recap, or you couldn’t make it to the events, read on to find out more.

Cragg Nilson presents the agenda.

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February 16th, 2009 - Posted by Nick Black in api, customers, for developers, openstreetmap, products, talks

Introducing the CloudMade Developer Zone

The CloudMade Developer Zone launched last week in San Francisco. We’ll be bring the launch to London this Thursday February 12th. There will be keynotes, live demonstrations from CloudMade partners that will include social networking, navigation, real estate, personal tracking, fleet tracking applications and more. There are only a few places left, so please sign-up now to avoid disappointment.

The CloudMade Developer Zone has all the resources developers need to get started building awesome location based applications. Here are some highlights:

Video Tutorials

Video tutorials are a great way to get started with a new tool quickly. We’re going to be publishing lots more screen casts, like this one about our Style Editor:


CloudMade StyleEditor ScreenCast from CloudMade on Vimeo.

If you’ve been using any of our tools or APIs, you can create a screen cast and have it featured on the site. You could show how to make an amazing map style using the Style Editor, how to take our Ruby API and integrate it into a Rails application or how to use our open source repositories to modify our iPhone Maps Library. Email in your screen casts here and we’ll get back to you.

Open Source Libraries and APIs

We want to make it as easy as possible for you to get started using our services. So that you can be up and running with as little hassle as possible, we have open source libraries for Ruby, Java, Python and iPhone Objective-C. From the Developer Zone you can browse and check-out the source code, join the project and contribute back to the community. There’s also step-by-step tutorials for each library and wiki pages where you can add any tips you might have.

You can find out more about the Developer Zone here.

February 9th, 2009 - Posted by Nick Black in api, for developers, products, technologies

CloudMade Developer Zone Launches This Evening

CloudMade’s Developer Zone launches in San Francisco this evening. We’ll be releasing several new sets of APIs that will let developer build awesome new location based tools. Stay tuned to this blog or follow us on twitter.

If you’re in Europe and couldn’t make it along to the San Francisco, there’s a London event happening next Thursday – see here for details.

February 6th, 2009 - Posted by Nick Black in for developers, products