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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. "
  • 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.

  • Tackling STEM at the Denver Broncos Colorado All-Stars Hackathon
















    As a local company headquartered in Denver, MapQuest strives to be involved with the tech industry as much as possible. We also strongly believe in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education amongst the up and coming developer generation.

    So when we heard about the Denver Broncos Tackle STEM Colorado All-Stars Hackathon, put on in partnership by our friends at SendGrid & FullContact, we knew we had to be involved! We are ecstatic to be a guest technology partner at the event, taking place at the Mile High Stadium on November 18-20, 2016.

    During the 36-hour hackathon, we will be opening up our APIs and SDKs for participating students and technology whizzes. MapQuest's top developers and thought leaders will be on-hand, answering questions and helping make projects rock.

    We will also be giving away loads of cool swag – t-shirts, stickers and coffee, oh my! And, we're ponying up best-selling, Wi-Fi camera drones for each member of the top team using our products.

    If you are a university student or tech enthusiast that would love to get involved with this hackathon, head over to our Denver Broncos Hackathon page. From there, you can study up on our APIs and SDKs, sign up for a free account and/or register for the event.

    We hope to see you all there!

  • Temporary Outage: Data Manager API on 11/08

    As part of MapQuest's continuing effort to improve our products and services, we will be updating the backend infrastructure of our Data Manager API during the previously scheduled November 8, 2016, maintenance window. Thus, the Data Manager API will be unavailable for a period of time.

    In order to keep your tables in sync with the Search API and move all data, the process is expected to take 8 hours. In order to best accommodate, the extended maintenance window on the Data Manager API will begin at 10 pm EST on November 7, 2016 and conclude at 6 am EST on November 8, 2016.

    The Search API will remain usable during this period with data upload to Data Manager before the change. However, data from unfinished uploads prior to the scheduled update will not be moved to the new backend.

    Please feel free to reach out to our support team with any questions at support@mapquest.com.