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Open Source Utility for Recording Your Own Location Data

AntiMap Log is a smart phone utility application for ‘recording’ your own data.  The software was designed for tracking your location data while snowboarding, skiing, mountain biking, driving, and running, but can be used for any type of activity.

The Open Source toolset, allows users to record their own data using the smart phone utility application (AntiMap Log) for data capture ,and then can use a web or desktop applications (AntiMap Simple and AntiMap Video) for analysis and visualization of the location data.

AntiMap Log comes as an iPhone or Android app, and since its open source it opens up a lot of possibilities for developers to empower users to track their own location data, publish and share as they wish, to merge with other online places data and create meaningful recommendations and visualizations.

I’m adding AntiMap Log to our list of tools and resources that CityGrid API developers can use to create richer location based applications, you can download the full source code at Github.

CityGrid API Evangelist

Hello to all the CityGrid API developers!  My name is Kin Lane, and I’m the new API Evangelist for CityGrid.

As the API Evangelist for CityGrid I would like to focus my attention in two ways:

50% evangelizing externally, educating developers about CityGrid APIs
50% evangelizing internally, educating CityGrid about what developers need

My goal is to make sure developers understand what CityGrid delivers, but also make sure developer’s have a voice when it comes to the CityGrid API roadmap.

To give you a quick background on myself.  I am an engineer with over 20 years of programming experience.  I have worked with APIs for many years, but I have been focusing on the API industry exclusively for the last year while consulting and writing for ProgrammableWeb and API Evangelist.

As 2011 starts winding down, I will be hacking on the CityGrid API getting to know them, while I also get to know all of you, the developers that make the API what it is today.

I will be taking over forum and email support, as well as communicating regularly via this blog, Twitter, Facebook and other channels.

Make sure and introduce yourself, I’d love to hear your story!

Kin Lane
CityGrid API Evangelist

Verizon NBI and CityGrid

Verizon NBI and CityGrid are inviting developers to use the NBI APIs and CityGrid APIs in their apps. Leverage the power of these APIs to build apps with great local content. Verizon will feature these apps in Android Marketplace and Verizon Apps.