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19 Developer Resources from November

...from TomTom Developers!

This November brought a new API in public preview, and lots of tutorials to keep you learning and building. From location autocomplete and fuzzy search, to delivery ETAs and data science, Keep reading to catch up on what you may have missed, from location tech tutorials to general tips for devs.

TOMTOM DEVELOPER BLOGS

Another product update, some new use cases, and a sprinkling of data science. Check out and catch up on the blogs you may have missed this month. 

ANNOUNCING SNAP TO ROADS API IN PUBLIC PREVIEW

We’re excited to announce that our Snap to Roads API has recently entered public preview, which means you can now try out new functionality for reconstructing routes from trace points. Learn how to analyze trip behavior for track and trace, on-demand, and more!

USING TOMTOM LOCATION AUTOCOMPLETE AND SUGGESTIONS IN REACT NATIVE

Search capabilities are a must-have in modern applications. Learn how to add TomTom Search API to your React Native app. Then, please your mapping application users with a search function, suggested results, and zeroing in on their desired location to quickly find exactly what they're seeking.

USING TOMTOM DATA VIA APIS TO IMPROVE DELIVERY ETA ACCURACY

Search capabilities are a must-have in modern applications. Learn how to add TomTom Search API to your React Native app. Then, please your mapping application users with a search function, suggested results, and zeroing in on their desired location to quickly find exactly what they're seeking.

USING MAPPING APIS TO REWARD INSURANCE CUSTOMERS FOR GOOD DRIVING HABITS

Many insurance companies turn to mobile applications to monitor their clients’ safe — or not so safe — driving. Learn how to use TomTom Maps APIs to build out an app that insurance companies can trust to reward drivers for their good driving habits.

VISUALIZING TOMTOM TRAFFIC DATA WITH DATA SCIENCE TOOLS

With TomTom’s APIs, data scientists can pull and visualize data to increase business insights. In this blog post, learn how to visualize TomTom’s data with your favorite data science tools, seaborn and Matplotlib.

YOUTUBE VIDEOS

HOW TO SOLVE THE ETA CONUNDRUM - WITH THE TOMTOM MAPS APIS

We rely on estimated times of arrival (ETAs) now more than ever. Whether we’re waiting on a package, food delivery or taxi ride, an accurate ETA is essential. The problem with ETAs is that they are hard to calculate accurately – and this can lead to both dissatisfied customers and disgruntled drivers. So, how can this be solved? Learn in this video.

ADDING TOMTOM FUZZY SEARCH TO YOUR APPLICATION IN REACT NATIVE

This video is the continuation of our previous React Native tutorial. In that one, we tried to follow the code from this article. Adding fuzzy search functionality was also not that hard. Let us know if you find it useful.

EVENTS

GEOAWESOMENESS WEBINAR

On November 4, Anna Nijjhuis spoke on a panel titled Four Stories About Sustainable Logistics and Transportation.

MOVE ASIA WEBINAR

On November 18, Arnold Meijer joined Huawei, Grab, and SoCar in a panel discussion on how tech leaders in Asia use maps to improve customer experience and engagement. You can watch the recording here.

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 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 December.

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