Here’s November’s round-up of some of our favourite apps built on CloudMade’s platform:
OffMaps – Offline maps on your iPhone or iPod touch
OffMaps is the smash hit iPhone application that lets you take your maps with you when you’re overseas and roaming. It’s also the perfect companion for iPod Touch users who’ve been buying OffMaps in droves.
OffMaps uses many of CloudMade’s iPhone SDK’s features including geocoding, local search, walking and vehicle directions to create a best selling user experience.
Dopplr – Social iPhone Travel Gudie
Dopplr is a must-have service for regular travellers and their free iPhone app is a must have for iPhone owners who travel regularly. Dopplr iPhone makes use of CloudMade’s Style Editor to add beautifully customised maps to the application.
CBS – Do Cameras Make Intersections More Dangerous?
Its not just iPhone apps that can benefit from CloudMade’s geo platform. Global broadcaster CBS have just started using Web Maps Studio – a suite of tools designed to make it easy for web developers to add customised maps, content and more to websites. The CBS Red Light Cameras site took only hours to put together and demonstrates how easy it is to use Web Maps Studio to create a customized, great looking sites that overlay content on maps.
Oakland Crimespotting – How safe is your neighbourhood?
Oakland Crimespotting is a fascinating site that lets Oakland residents – or anyone else – view crime statistics for the city. The site uses a custom map style, created using the Style Editor to give visitors a unique experience. The site’s creators, choose to using CloudMade’s Specialist Toolkit – a range of tools and APIs that let advanced geo developers create highly customised map based applications.
Find out more about building applications that use CloudMade’s geo platform.
Short post for those of us using Perl. Perl library, found at http://developers.cloudmade.com/projects/show/perl-api and http://search.cpan.org/~gdm/Geo-Cloudmade-0.2/ has been updated by its author and maintainer Dmytro Gorbunov. Great job, Dmytro!
The latest version mirrors the geocoding API V2 by exposing two simple methods for forward and reverse geocoding, along with one method to access tiles, and yet another to access routing API. Clear and concise – just the way Perl is. Check out examples at http://search.cpan.org/~gdm/Geo-Cloudmade-0.2/lib/Geo/Cloudmade.pm.