MapQuest Developer Blog

Archives for Bri Gust

Marketing Manager, B2B

"B2B Marketing Manager, focusing on upper-funnel marketing campaigns. Lover of maps, outdoor adventures & my two incredibly spoiled dogs. "
  • Promoting Females and Marginalized Students in STEM at T9 Hacks

    As developers within the Colorado tech space, our moral code includes the mighty responsibility of inspiring and providing critical tools needed to prepare the up-and-coming technology leaders of tomorrow.

    So, when we were approached to help sponsor a female and marginalized student focused hackathon, also taking place in our home state, it was a no brainer!

    We are extremely proud to be a sponsor of T9 Hacks, a 24-hour women's hackathon at the University of Colorado Boulder's ATLAS Institute on February 25-26, 2017.

    During the hackathon, we will be on-site representing with a crew of our top female developers. We'll be opening up our location-based APIs and mobile-mapping SDKs, while answering questions and helping teams kick butt.

    We'll also be handing out free t-shirts and stickers + sponsoring a grand prize of Plattan Wireless Headphones by Urbanears for each team member that creates:

    • An application/concept that uses location services in unique and exciting way
    • A finished product that empowers women in today's ever-changing world

    If you are, or know of, a university student or recent college grad that would love to get involved with this hackathon, head over to our T9 Hacks page for more information. From there, you can study up on our APIs and SDKs, sign up for a free account to access your AppKey, and register for the event.

    All skill levels are welcome!

  • Retirement Announcement: Leaflet v1.0-1.3 and Flash Map SDK, 6/6/17

    As part of an ongoing process to update our map stack, we are retiring a few of our older services. The depreciation of our Flash Map SDK & Leaflet v1.0-1.3 will occur on June 6, 2017.

    Not to worry! We aren't leaving you in the dark. Instead, take a look at our mobile map SDK and v2.2 of our Leaflet Plugins, with richer features and capabilities than ever before.

    Mobile Map SDKs

    We now offer modern, native mobile maps for iOS and Android devices. Our beautiful 64-bit maps help to enhance your overall engagement with your users. You can deliver a fully native mapping experience across all platforms, allowing customers to have a consistent and familiar experience with you and your brand.

    Our mobile iOS and Android SDKs can be downloaded directly from our site, with helpful documentation included.

    Leaflet v2.2

    The performance, consistency, and capabilities of our Leaflet Plugins are always progressing, making them an increasingly better alternative to our Flash Map SDK. The latest version, v2.2, includes:

    • Light and dark map styles
    • Updated satellite imagery, including a hybrid option with roady/city overlays
    • Improved drag routing for mobile devices
    • Default traffic route ribbon
    • Enhanced icons
    • Additional zoom levels: 19 and 20

    Those looking to migrate to our Leaflet Plugins, please reference this migration guide on our Developer Network and these helpful demos on our Leaflet Plugins to transition to our latest version, 2.2.

    Need additional support with the migration such as professional service support? Please feel free to contact us at support@mapquest.com.

  • Webinar Recap: SocialRadar POI Data

    Wishing you could have attended MapQuest's recent webinar on our acquisition of SocialRadar? Welp, you're in luck!

    View the slides from our recent webinar to learn about the cutting-edge location data, its key features and how to get your hands on it. Also hear how SocialRadar POI data can help you:

    • Grow your brand reputation & awareness with targeted messaging based on your user's exact location.
    • Upgrade your search experience & improve user experience with accurate POI data.
    • Increase operational efficiency with door-to-door directions. No more circling for hours to find a storefront's front door.

    Access a preview of the SocialRadar dataset available today through our Search API v2. You can also email sales@mapquest.com to get the conversation started about accessing a downloadable file.

  • MapQuest + SocialRadar Webinar

    MapQuest is now proud to offer SocialRadar's highly accurate authenticated location data through the PlaceKit solution. Learn about how this dataset's precision helps debunk some of the most significant problems facing POIs today through a joint webinar.

    Join us Tuesday, December 13, 2016 from 10:00am - 10:45am MT or Thursday, December 15, 2016 from 10:00am - 10:45am MT to learn about how to get your hands on the latest technology.

    Webinar meeting details:

    - Audio Dial In #: 703-265-6000
    - MeetingID: 8864035
    - Webinar URL: https://aol.webex.com/meet/lcolston15

    Add to your calendar:

    Save the Date - December 13, 2016 at 9:00am PST
    Save the Date - December 15, 2016 at 9:00am PST

  • Up Your Transaction Limit with New Overages Feature

    To ensure MapQuest services are never disrupted after exceeding your plan's monthly transaction limit, we have recently launched our overages feature for those with more than 15,000 transactions per month.

    Just like overtime minutes on mobile phone plans, overages allow you to continue adding additional transactions to your monthly limit without lapse in service. After you've reached 100% of your transactions, you'll be billed in 10% increments. Opt in to overages and no longer have your monthly transaction limit lingering over your head.

    Tell me more.

    • We'll notify you in advance. You'll receive emails when you're approaching your monthly limit, once you've reached your limit, and when you go into overages in 10% increments.
    • You'll be charged 10% at a time. After each 10% increment, you'll be invoiced and the credit card on file will be charged.
    • It's all done for you. After 150% of your monthly transaction limit, we'll upgrade you to the next tier. If you're on the Business Enhanced or Business Enhanced Plus plan, a MapQuest account representative will reach out to you directly.
    • You'll be worry-free. During busy times or rapid growth, overages help you control stress by allowing you to use as many transactions as you'd like.

    Want to get started? Follow these steps to opt in to overages today:

    1. Log in to your account.
    2. Access the "My Plan" tab.
    3. Under "My Plan," click on "opt in or out of overages."
    4. Toggle "Yes" on Allow overages.
    5. Read and agree to the plan overages terms & conditions. Hit continue.
    6. Success! Your account is now on the overages plan.

    Please feel free to reach out via our forum or email us at developer-services@mapquest.com if you have any questions regarding MapQuest's overages feature.