Introducing the iOS and Android Maps API
These APIs are designed as "drop in" replacements for the native APIs. We used the same object model as the native API, while of course extending it to add great features such as integrated driving directions plus the ability to use OpenStreetMap data or our licensed datasets.
And just like all of our APIs, our native mobile APIs feature no preset limits on maps with our free Community Edition license.
New Free Map API Transaction Limits
With all the recent discussion regarding transactional limits among free map APIs, we have announced a few changes to our licensing terms. For starters, there will be NO PRESET LIMIT on maps using our free Community Edition license!
Unlike our competitors, we're happy to let you pull up a chair to the map buffet and gorge away!
How about web service calls (like geocodes)? 5,000 per day, double that of Google. Just to top it off, we've loosened the restrictions on the types of apps you can build. A paid mobile app? Sure. SSL? Go for it!
Be sure to check out the Map API Licensing and Terms Overview for details.
Easy Native Mobile Mapping Apps
In addition to the impressive cross-platform mobile capability, the Mobile Flash Maps API offers geocoding, routing, search and current traffic conditions. The API also supports multi-touch gestures and features touch-friendly icons and controls.
Licensed Data vs. Open Data
The MapQuest Platform offers two data solutions: Licensed and Open Data.
LICENSED DATA - Referring to the default data set that's also used by MapQuest.com, Licensed Data comes from the latest high-quality commercial data sources. This industry-leading platform offers premium support to help you build rich and engaging mapping applications.
OPEN DATA - Taking advantage of OpenStreetMap (OSM) and other open data sources, MapQuest offers a unique set of Open Data APIs. OSM is editable by anyone (add missing streets, restaurants, etc) and also allows for customization of the map tiles via our Mapnik Style Files.
Choose what's right for you!
Easy Mobile Mapping Solutions
MapQuest has a long history of making our tools mobile-friendly, including free turn-by-turn, voice guided navigation on your iPhone or Android.