MapQuest Developer Blog

Jen Bosier

Jen Bosier

Technical Writer | Developer Services

  • MapQuest University: Geocoding Everywhere | MapQuest Developer Blog

    The mapping industry is full of buzzwords. Each month, MapQuest University will help explore these terms and how you can improve your user experience through better understanding. The buzzword for this month is "geocoding." What is geocoding? What is the future of geocoding? We sat down with Seth...
  • Five Things Users Should Know About MapQuest's Directions API | MapQuest Developer Blog

    No one at MapQuest is more passionate about our APIs than our fantastic Product Managers. They know their products inside and out, backward and forward; in fact, you might call them a little evangelical. Each month, we sit down with one of our PMs to discuss what they wish our users knew about...
  • MapQuest's Quality Codes in Action | MapQuest Developer Blog

    We spend a lot of time talking about our geocoding API and our quality codes. We've mentioned they can help you save time and money, but did you know they can also help you make better business decisions? With MapQuest, rest assured your drivers get to and from a location with ease, all through...
  • Licensed Data vs. Open Data: Which is Better? | MapQuest Developer Blog

    Good data is the backbone of any location-based service or application. When building your application, you may find yourself waffling between licensed data versus open data. Your biggest question is probably “which one is right for my application?” The answer depends on your user experience....
  • MapQuest University: What is a Geofence? | MapQuest Developer Blog

    The mapping industry is full of buzzwords. Each month, MapQuest University will help explore these terms and how you can improve your user experience through better understanding. The buzzword for this month is "geofence." What is a geofence? How can you use a geofence? We sat down with Arthur...
  • Five Things Users Should Know About Search Ahead | MapQuest Developer Blog

    No one at MapQuest is more passionate about our APIs than our fantastic Product Managers. They know their products inside and out, backward and forward; in fact, you might call them a little evangelical. Each month, we sit down with one of our PMs to discuss what they wish our users knew about...
  • MapQuest's Top Hidden Gem APIs | MapQuest Developer Blog

    We at MapQuest consider our APIs to be the cornerstone of any solid, location-based application, and we pride ourselves on helping you deliver the best experience for your users. Whether you’re routing trucks, delivering food, managing sales territories, or providing directions, we have you...
  • New Feature Release: Overages | MapQuest Developer Blog

    On August 25th, 2016 MapQuest released a new feature - the ability to add additional transactions to monthly self-service plans. It's exactly like overtime minutes for your mobile phone plan. If you opt into the Overages plan (the default choice for new customers) your transactions never stop,...
  • Search Ahead Production Release | MapQuest Developer Blog

    Nothing spoils a good user experience in a location-based application faster than an inaccurate address input. Sometimes it’s a missing a digit, other times it’s a case of searching for a street with an unusual spelling (Iliff Avenue, anyone?). One of the biggest challenges your application faces...