Charlotte NC: MapAnything Launches First API Services, Enterprise Applications with Location-Awareness
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MapAnything, the Leader in Location-of-Things software for business, today announced that the company will roll out several API services to provide businesses access to the MapAnything Routing and Optimization engine and other components of the award-winning MapAnything Location-of-Things Platform. One of the first services, announced today and immediately available as a REST API, is the Distance Matrix that calculates optimal shortest path and true travel time for a combination of locations and destinations. This new service is designed to enhance any enterprise application that requires complex TSP (Traveling Salesman Problems) or VRP (Vehicle Routing Problem) calculations to deliver customer value, so companies can improve customer service while streamlining sales and service costs.
“When you look at the market for location and routing services, most of the innovation is going into autonomous vehicles and consumer apps, but we believe innovation is desperately needed in the BtoB sectors as well,” said John Stewart, CEO and co-founder of MapAnything. “Until now, the legacy technology and API services used by transportation, logistics and field service applications was designed for on-premise hardware before the age of cloud computing. By offering our advanced Routing and Optimization Engine, and open access to the engine with our new API service, we’re going to revolutionize routing and scheduling for those industries. We’re taking a fresh approach to solving an age-old problem, leveraging a decade of experience building location-based applications for the enterprise.”