There’s a lot of change going on at MapQuest. Our Consumer application has been completely rewritten to reflect ways users are using and sharing location information. You can read more about “Redefining the User Experience” on our sister blog for MapQuest.com and check out this video about the brand, our mission, and the new site.
For developers, we’ve been addressing these same issues. Over the past few years, we’ve completely rewritten many of our APIs, developed a robust AS3 SDK for Flash and Flex developers, and launched 6 Web Services. All of this is making it easier for developers to easily add location features to their applications for desktops and mobile devices — from small start-ups to large corporations.
Our goal for the MapQuest Platform is: Developer Easy; Developer Friendly. There’s always more work to do, but today we’ve rebooted MapQuest to better reflect that mission with an updated vision and an upgraded new look.