Topic: google maps

Calling an Uber just got easier with Google Maps’ new update

Navigating a major city can be challenging for even the full-time city dweller, and Google wants to change that with its updated ride services experience, which allows people to book an Uber directly from Google Maps without leaving the application. Last year, Google introduced the new ride services mode to Google Maps, giving users the … continue reading

Report: Uber to invest in global mapping

Uber is trying to move away from its Google Maps-dependent platform. According to the Financial Times, the company is investing US$500 million in a global mapping initiative. Uber is already using vehicles across the United States (and now Mexico) to map locations and collect images. Brian McClendon, vice president of advanced technologies at Uber, explained … continue reading

Devpost’s Hackathon report, Git 2.5 released, and JShell in Java 9—SD Times news digest: July 30, 2015

Devpost, the hackathon platform formerly known as ChallengePost, has released its first Student Hacker Report for the 2014-2015 academic year, ranking the most popular platforms, programming languages, APIs, libraries, frameworks and more at hackathons over the past year. The report shows Android edging out iOS 38.2% to 22.7% for the most popular mobile platform, while … continue reading

Google Places API for Android and iOS, Android Wear device locator, and Atlassian’s new Snippets feature—SD Times news digest: March 20, 2015

Google has launched the Places API for Android as well as a beta program for the Places API for iOS. The release of these APIs is meant to provide developers with the ability to enhance their mobile experiences through device location signals. “People don’t think of their location in terms of coordinates on a map. … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Google algorithm also works on CAPTCHAs

Google’s algorithm used to detect street numbers for Google Maps can also be used to crack CAPTCHAs with 99% accuracy … continue reading

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