Transport APIs on ProgrammableWeb Part 3: Navigation and Location
If you are developing a web app for an innovative SaaS business or building a consumer-facing mobile app, you will likely encounter some location-based requirements. Such requirements are growing rapidly because of the continuing escalation of mobile usage, the related location-aware data that is being developed, and a broadening list of APIs that can use this data.
Whether the location is the product of a user’s device location or search, you will require technology that allows you to create intuitive functionality or content that delivers value to the experience.
Learn more in our guide: 8 Types of Travel APIs
Let’s take a look at a brief list of the most useful APIs.
Route Optimization and Planning
What it Does
Viamente Route Planner API
Provides a service for scheduling of deliveries and other transportation and route optimization. Supports the development of a routing matrix, including efficiency optimization functions and a listing of destinations to be included in a route.
Developers can optimize routes using up to 90 constraints ranging from assignments of specific drivers to routes to truck size and type of product.
GoMobileIQ Headlight API
Supplies optimized daily routes for delivery. It includes standard format returns permitting upload to handheld devices, adjustable billing, and CSV returns saved for access in DropBox.
Plans optimum routes and can plan an entire fleet to complete customer requests, pickups, and deliveries.
Plans delivery routes and schedules field service appointments. Users can get scheduling information, create and delete orders, and plan routes.
Users can view routes, plan a route, check the distance between points, and use a single address geocoder as well as a batch geocoder.
Optimizes driving stop order. The optimized results provide stops ordered for the most effective driving route. Results include a route display on a map and turn-by-turn directions.
Supplies basic multi-stop route optimization. It arranges points on the driving route for the fastest itinerary. It is used for collections, deliveries, and location services.
Enables optimized and automated delivery routes and schedules. It is created to help reduce the total distance traveled and the number of trucks and drivers needed to complete routes.
SilverRail Technologies API
Provides a global rail platform to optimize online travel planning. Travel retails can access routes and schedules, fares and pricing, payment processing, rules, and ticketing information.
TrackRoad Routing API
A route optimization and dispatch service designed to help users make delivers and trips effectively. Users can to calculate a route, calculate the distance between driving points, dispatch vehicles, check geocodes etc.
Uber Freight API
Business enterprises and Uber drivers can cooperate when delivering items to their destinations.
WorkWave Route Manager API
Improves communication with drivers and automates route planning for increased efficiency.
Learn more about HERE Mobility's route optimization software
Navigation and GPS Tracking
What it Does
Gothere Maps API
Provides access to continuously updated maps of Singapore. These maps provide driving directions and public transportation info. Cost estimations are provided for parking and taxis, etc.
Supplies transit directions within Poland's largest cities. It provides a list of cities, meta-data about a specific city, time schedules and transit routes.
O2 Mobility API
Provides mobility information about the number of people traveling between two locations, and details of the duration of their stay.
A business tracking service created around the integration of GPS into business services. Services include route optimization, street dispatch, public fleet display, mobile tracking, etc.
GPSit TrackFusion API
Provides a covert GPS tracking services. By incorporating tracking devices into assets or shipments, owners can monitor them in real time and recover them if they are lost or stolen.