Google Inc(NASDAQ:GOOG) has declared the launch of the two new APIs for organizations that are willing to build their own location-enabled apps, namely the Google Maps Geolocation API and the Google Maps Tracks API.
The Google Maps Geolocation API allows organizations to make apps that can build apps or gadgets that determine their own location without using GPS, but looking up the locations of nearby wifi cell towers and access points. This can save battery life for gadgets by restricting GPS usage and it allows the device to operate indoors and remote areas, as per Google.
The Google Maps Geolocation API allows organizations to make apps that are capable of storing, displaying and analyzing GPS data on a map. It is built on Google’s cloud infrastructure, including geo-fencing or a practical perimeter signifying a geographic region.
The Google Maps Tracks and Geolocation APIs let organizations to develop customized applications based on location to meet particular business requirements, as told by Nabil Naghdy, Google Maps product manager. The Google Maps Tracks API can offer a fleet management company with tools for analyzing information from past and present deliveries. By seeing direction-finding information on a familiar Google Map, they can decide which routes can save time and fuel. With the help of Google Maps Geolocation API, the fleet management company can make its vehicles with superior positioning abilities. A dispatcher can locate its fleet even in intense city blocks where GPS dropout is common.
The Google Maps Tracks API lets businesses to utilize the technique of geo-fencing. A company can make a virtual region on a map to notify a device when it enters or a predefined region. As for example, the same fleet management company could establish notifications that would alert drivers whenever they near a delivery territory and require turning around.