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Perspective

December
22
As the year winds down and we find ourselves in a reflective space, here’s to looking back at what happened this year with TomTom Developers, and looking ahead to plans for 2021.
Community
Perspective

December
17
For the entire world, a lot of things changed in 2020 – including the way we move. Regardless how the world moved in 2020, developers still needed to keep their maps fresh – and we tried our best to provide the resources you need to do so. This year, our readers favored tutorial based blogs to add map data to their applications. Here’s a peek of what they really loved reading this year:
Community
Perspective

July
09
Capturing and displaying complex geographical and statistical information on maps is crucial to many researchers. Once upon a time, you'd have to manually capture location information, and needed specialized software to crunch data and create digital maps. Today, TomTom location APIs and SDKs and a little programming knowledge make sophisticated mapping applications available to anyone. In this article we'll examine five ways mapping can be used to further academic research, highlighting examples in each case that can be made easier with TomTom mapping products.
Maps research
Perspective

July
01
Give your resume an upgrade – no, we’re not talking about design or the experience, we’re tackling that skills section. One of the best ways to impress an employer? Show that you are continuously learning new skills or tackling personal projects that help you professionally. Here are 10 project ideas and new skills to learn within the next 30-60 days that will up your programming game and impress your next company.
developers skills Code
Perspective

May
15
Areas with disputed borders, regions, and other inter- or intra- national conflicts have a difficult time appealing to both worldwide developers and those local to the issues themselves. Some mapping services enforce views based on the user’s location, but with TomTom, you can customize the views displayed on your website’s map to fit your user’s needs best.
Maps borders
Perspective

February
13
Most of us online don’t properly know when, where, or how our data is being collected by a website, and never read the “Privacy Policies” that are meant to spell out, in very difficult English, our own rights to our data. Developers who craft these sites are equally victimized, but have the power to change how data is collected and stored across the web. At the end of the day, engineers decide what information is really necessary to run applications the world over, and what feeds into the personal data ocean.
Thought Leadership Privacy
Perspective

January
28
Logistics is often thought of as planes, trains, and freight trucks, but any company or organization that moves things or people from one place to another is involved in logistics. We’ll examine five innovative ways developers can use TomTom mapping APIs and SDKs to provide more effective planning, visualization, insights, and information in the field of logistics.
Maps fleet and logistics
Perspective

December
20
As 2019 comes to a close, our Developer Relations Leadership Team took some time to reflect on the past year. They discuss our team's successes and failures throughout the year and how those learnings helped us shaped our goals for for our developer community in 2020.
Community
Perspective

November
13
We're know for our partnerships with larger companies - but did you know that we also built TomTom Developer with startups in mind? We get startups and want to bring all their location ideas to life - so if your a new company trying to figure out what location provider to use, here a few reasons why we are a good fit.
Maps Consumer App
Perspective

November
05
Government agencies and NGOs gather data about their communities that provides insights and information valuable for effective programs and planning. We’ll examine five innovative ways governments and agencies are collecting or using open data sources to improve civic life. For each of these five topics, we’ll look at the opportunities for developers to create applications and the TomTom APIs and SDKs they can use to power these applications.
Maps Consumer App Community