Amazon Launches New Maps API For Developers

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Apple will be removing Google Maps from its tablets and smartphones when it releases iOS 6, and now it would appear that Amazon has similar ambitions for its Kindle Fire tablets.

Amazon has now released a new Maps API for Kindle Fire developers, which will allow thirdparty developers to create applications using Amazon’s Maps API instead of Google Maps on its Kindle fie devices.

The Amazon Maps API will offer support for custom maps overlays, customized pins and markets for business as well as landmarks and more, plus it features.

According to Amazon, the Amazon Maps API will offer and ‘easy transition’ for developers who are currently using Google Maps, it will be interesting to see how many developers decide to use the new API over Google’s own maps.

Source Slashgear

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