Welcome to the MapQuest Developer Network Blog!
Hey! We've finally gotten ourselves on the blogging bandwagon and this is the obligatory introduction post.
Why all the blogginess?
I'm not sure if "blogginess" is a word, but this blog is part of our effort to have more direct communication with developers. We know we've been a little slow shifting to a world of API mash-ups and "Dancing with the Stars," but we've been hard at work making major upgrades to our Platform and learning to Tango.
We also get a lot of valuable feedback, information, and feature ideas from the development community. This blog, among other initiatives, are part of trying to shorten that feedback loop and give you somewhere to easily link to when gossiping about us. Besides, you have no idea how much paperwork was required to get out press releases; it's not like you were going to read them anyway.
It's a 106 miles to Chicago
Listen, we're on a mission here: To provide fantastic developer resources and information for your map mash-up, store finder, or enterprise LBS application: the MapQuest Platform. This blog is the place to hear about the latest news, info, how-tos, sports, and inside developer info. Well, maybe not sports. Keep your feed reader tuned here!
PS: If you're ever in Chicago, we can recommend a cab driver named "Mario" to you.