To follow on from the last successful mapIT Developers Day, held in March this year, with over 60 developers attending, the company is excited to announce that it will host yet another free Developers Day, taking place on Friday, 5 October, in Johannesburg.
Leveraging cutting-edge HTML5 technologies, developers will see how to 'write once and deploy everywhere' with the cross-device API that will allow for building applications that run seamlessly on tablets, smartphones and desktop devices. deCarta's platform supports some of the largest LBS services in the world, and is available as a cloud-based service or as a self-hosted solution.
Control the look and feel of your map experience; the flexible user interface (UI) library is highly customisable and allows customers to design applications that reflect their visual style of choice and brand through five different map styles or building their own.
Fleet and mobile resource management specific features will be covered, including pin clustering, 'draggable' shapes, customisable polygons, exclusion zones, geo-fencing and highly configurable routing.
mapIT will once again run a competition for the best application developed by the end of the day, on a concept of the individual developer's choice. The best application developed will win R30 000 worth of free transactions on the API.
“Whether a developer needs or is currently utilising Web or mobile location-based services (LBS) applications, this is the preferred technology platform which enables the user to easily white label any application. Users of our LBS platform receive local support from mapIT's support team, quality mapping data powered by TomTom, full control of your content and an online free DevZone portal for 24/7 support,” says Etienne Louw, Managing Director of mapIT.
One of the most unique experiences that delegates will experience at the event is the free access to mapIT software during the development phase of their application. Developers can also download the complete source code for the API from the mapIT DevZone, allowing them to get under the hood and customise and extend the API to a fuller extent than otherwise found in the industry.
Date: Friday, 5 October
Venue: Focus Rooms – The Core, 1st Floor South, Cnr Kikuyu and Leeuwkop Streets, Sunninghill, Sandton
To register: http://mapitdevelopersday.eventbrite.com/
Notes for editor:
9am – 12pm: Web and Mobile Maps API
We will cover the fundamentals of maps, map overlays, routing, address search and other advanced LBS features, including local content search. We will also cover native and mobile LBS applications on several mobile operating systems and mobile browsers.
12pm – 1pm Lunch
1pm – 3pm Develop
A licence key to access the deCarta platform will be provided. The time slot will be allocated to developing your app for the competition. Both deCarta and mapIT specialists will be on hand to help.
For media information, please contact:
T: +27 (0) 11 470 5900
C: +27 (0) 82 377 0248
C: +27 (0) 82 578 0446
mapIT, powered by TomTom, offers businesses high quality digital maps with accurate and extensive coverage of sub-Saharan Africa and across the globe. Furthermore, it offers this map data on the world's foremost location-based services (LBS) platform; mapIT is an all-encompassing digital mapping company. Working together with TomTom Africa, Avusa and partners, mapIT establishes innovative and comprehensive suites of digital mapping platforms to position itself as the leading international enabler of accurate location-based platforms throughout sub-Saharan Africa. For more information, visit http://www.mapit.co.za. +27 (08610 62748 (MAPIT)
deCarta is the leading independent enabler of location-based services for mobile network operators, mobile device OEMs and local media companies. deCarta's technology includes an industry-leading LBS platform, white-label applications, APIs, a local search engine and content indexing; these power many leading applications for mapping, navigation, local search, mobile advertising, social networking and enterprise. For more information, visit http://www.decarta.com.
Founded in 1991, TomTom (AEX:TOM2) is the world's leading supplier of in-car location and navigation products and services focused on providing all drivers with the world's best navigation experience. Headquartered in Amsterdam, TomTom has 3 500 employees and sells its products in over 40 countries.
Its products include portable navigation devices, fleet management solutions, maps and real-time services, including the award winning TomTom HD Traffic.
For the world's most up-to-date route planner, including live traffic information, go to www.tomtom.com/livetraffic.
For further information, please visit www.tomtom.com.