We are big fans of the work MapQuest are doing with mobile. We thought it worth reprinting here a recent announcement from MapQuest. Few remember these guys gave us the first useful and sophisticated Web maps, long before Google and the rest. Given Google’s change in licensing (starting in 2012), and their lack of support for Flash/Flex/AIR, MapQuest offer a very attractive solution for many of our client. Here is the announcement
Transaction limits among free map APIs have been a hot topic lately. MapQuest is excited to announce a change to our limits, which includes no preset limit on maps within our free Community Edition license! In addition, we are setting higher limits on our other service calls (the highest in the industry), with 5,000 geocodes, 5,000 routes and 5,000 search calls allowed per day.
In addition to our new transactional limits (or lack thereof!) we wanted to clarify where and how you can use our APIs with a Community Edition license. You CAN develop paid mobile applications for app stores using our Community Edition licenses. You can also use SSL.
|Licensed Data||Licensed Data||Open Data|
|Maps||(No preset limit)*||(No preset limit)*||(No preset limit)*|
|Directions||(No preset limit)*||(5000 calls/day)||(No preset limit)*|
|Geocoding||(No preset limit)*||(5000 calls/day)||(No preset limit)*|
|Search||(No preset limit)*||(5000 calls/day)||(No preset limit)*|
|Route Matrix||(No preset limit)*||(5000 route pairs/day)|
Public Web Apps
Public Mobile Apps
|Private and/or Paid
Commercial Web Apps
|Paid Mobile Apps|
|Premium Support(24/7 Phone & Email Support)|
|System Performance Levels|