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22 Developer Resources from July 2022

Ruanna Owens
Aug 8, 2022 • Last edit on Sep 20, 20224 min read
22 Developer Resources from July 2022

These were some of our favorite developer resources from July – take a look at what our developer advocates and location experts were up to and catch up on tutorials and resources to help you make the most of our APIs and SDKs.

TOMTOM DEVELOPER BLOGS

Add Live Traffic Data to Your Site in 5 Minutes

Displaying real-time traffic data has many benefits, ranging from early safety alerts to establishing the most effective route for commuters to determining exact journey times and projections for delivery and on-demand services. Our APIs use anonymized, real-time data from GPS devices all over the world to provide a live view with helpful traffic information. Learn how to easily add live traffic data to your website in this tutorial.

Create a Custom TomTom Map to Match Your Brand

The TomTom Map Styler enables customizing colors, item visibility, and many other visual toggles on a map to fit a brand’s design scheme. You can then export the custom style for use in other projects. This article will explore how to start with the Map Styler and create a custom map.

The vehicleHeading Routing Parameter Explained

Both Routing and Extended Routing APIs accept certain parameters, such as the current traffic, avoidance conditions, departure, and arrival time, to construct the routes best suited for the vehicle’s condition. One of these parameters is vehicleHeading. This article discusses the vehicleHeading parameter, how it works, and how its value can affect the routes displayed by the Routing API.

Raster Versus Vector: Which Map Style Is Right for You?

TomTom’s Map Display API provides detailed maps with flexibility, so we can choose from two different imaging styles to create them: raster and vector. In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know about raster and vector maps to help determine which approach is right for your app.

Creating and Using TomTom Geofences with Angular

In this tutorial, you’ll create Geofences using TomTom’s web SDKs. You’ll create a map and add a geofence within an Angular web application.

YOUTUBE VIDEO TUTORIALS

Custom Markers and Popups with the TomTom Maps APIs

Learn how to add a map with custom markers or popups to your website.

Routing for Trucks with the TomTom Maps APIs in React

How about building routes for trucks? Follow along as we code a small app to create routes for commercial vehicles in general.

TOMTOM DEVELOPER FORUM

If you have any questions or roadblocks while building with our Maps APIs, you can always stop by our Developer Forum or our subreddit r/TomTom to get help from us and the community. Here are some popular posts from this month:

EXTERNAL RESOURCES

These were some of our favorite external articles and videos this month:

STAY CONNECTED

Do you have a blog or project you’d like to share with the TomTom Developers community to be featured in an upcoming monthly roundup? Reach out to us at developeradvocacy@groups.tomtom.com and let us know! We hope there’s something in here to get you inspired for your next project! Make sure to follow us on Twitter and YouTube to see what’s coming up in August.

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