API Integration using ColdFusion (Google Maps, Yahoo Maps, Ifbyphone etc.)
With a little scripting, he/she can also perform basic functions such as asking for directions or showing quick routes from different places. CFGMap also renders the ability to define a callback method, provided all locations are geocoded to pass the location data back to the user's server for archive.
Inspite of these available applications by Google, it's quite difficult for a non-developer especially who has less to no knowledge in ColdFusion, to enable all those apps in the website.
We, at ITLandmark, have been working on this platform, serving thousands of clients who have had the more or less similar requirements.
We have so far helped our clients to retrieve information on places of interests such as parks, restaurants, hospitals or anything which is nearer to their location, including more detailed information on the place, such as the address, phone number etc.
We have also helped our users to check-in any hotel at a particular place and to add\delete a place. These check-ins are later used to evaluate the popularity of the place. In this post We have helped our clients on retrieving places of interests and displaying the same on a ColdFusion map using CFMAP.
Below are a few parameters our team passes through in creating API Integration such as Google Maps, Yahoo Maps, Ifbyphone etc. using ColdFusion. Have a look!
- API key: We'll use this key to identify your application
- Location: We'll make use of latitude and longitude information to locate a particular place around which the places of interests are targeted
- Radius: We'll use the value of the radius that is specified in meters
- Sensor: We will make use of a location sensor to indicate whether the place request is from a device. It can be either true or false
- Types: The user might be interested in different types of businesses such as library, park, gym etc.
- Name: We use the term to be matched against the names of places so as to restrict the results to contain only those with the specified name.
- Language: We make use of the language code to locate the language in which the results are to be returned.
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Partial List of Integration Providers (APIs) using ColdFusion we could DevelopGoogle Maps, Bing Maps, IfbyPhone, Amazon Web Service, eBay, iGoogle Widgets / Gadgets, YouTube API
The Google Maps APIs offers developers various ways of embedding Google maps into their web pages and also gives a way to use them as well as customize them extensively. There are various APIs including â€“
This also offers various utilities for manipulating maps and adding required content through various services, thus allowing you in creation of robust map applications on the website.
The Bing Maps API is the rebranded name for Microsoft Virtual Earth API or Virtual Earth SDK. It includes AJAX map control features. This Bing Maps allow you to include routes and traffic info as well. It allows the developers the capability to code shapes, layers, and controls of the maps and can also summon the 3D, birdâ€™s eye and aerial imagery.
Bing Maps offer more comprehensive services than Google Maps API providing highly functional depth within the controls and services and also additional capability like data services.
The ifbyphone API allows developers to automate phone calls using XML and HTTP. It makes easier to set up voice broadcasts, initiate phone calls between two parties, conference calls and more. Using the Call Initiation API on the left, one can connect two callers either directly or by using a Virtual Receptionist, Find Me, Survo or Voice-Mail.
This API helps to create a custom click-to-call, wake-up call or reminder call as well as event notifications, order status, automated dialers, anonymous calling and customer service applications.
This new API developed by Amazon Web Services (AWS) allows the developers to use Amazon.com, Google or Facebook sign in systems for cloud-based applications. This concept is known as Web Identity Federation and this new API simplifies the development process by allowing the users to integrate Web-based sign-in platforms without having to mention any server code.
This enables direct interaction with the eBay database. This API will provide a custom interface, specialized and functionality operations which are not otherwise afforded by eBay interfaces.
The eBay API helps the developers to create programs which
- Get high-bidder info on sold items
- Exhibit eBay listings
- Get the current eBay category list
- Leave review for other users on completion of a transaction
- Retrieve list of items a user has bid
- Retrieve list of items a user is selling currently
- View information on items listed on eBay
- Submit items for listing on eBay
This is a Google Web API that allows users to build widgets (webpart, web portlet, web plugin) to run actively in a user iGoogle page or any other webpage easily. Here, the users are allowed to add a gadget to their iGoogle portal, or can code it onto their web page, by specifying a URL.
There are security constraints that prevent users from misusing the portal and gadgets. Users can communicate via a remote call to a third part server with other gadgets.
The YouTube API allows developers to integrate YouTube's videos content and functionality in to your web page, device or application. To use this, you must need a Developer ID, which is attached to the YouTube account of the developer. It offers the ability to find videos, retrieve standard feeds and see related content.
It gives the users or developers the programmatic access to the video and its information stored on YouTube. This allows performing actions like rating the videos and commenting on them.