Berlin MediaHackDay

what3words attended the MediaHackDay hackathon as an API partner over the weekend. Held at the Axel Springer Plug & Play Accelerator in Berlin, the event saw 20 teams of developers and designers hacking together car and transportation orientated apps. Other API partners present included Spotify, TomTom, Der Spiegal and Bosch.

Some fun, crazy, interesting, useful (and not so useful) apps were produced in equal measure. The winner of the what3words API prize went to an innovative mashup of the TomTom, Spotify and what3words APIs. Named what3trackz, the in-car app enabled users to navigated to 3 word addresses within the TomTom navigation platform while simultaneously streaming songs from Spotify that included the 3 words in their title.

More details on all the projects can be seen here and the what3trackz code can be found on github.

Launching the what3words Developer Portal

Welcome to the new what3words Developer Portal. We are pleased to introduce a dedicated online space for developers to discover how easy it is to integrate what3words into their platforms and applications. Our API methods have been carefully documented and sample code has been provided to ensure a quick start for all looking to integrate what3words.

Our API is available in multiple languages – PHP, Javascript, Ruby, Objective-C and Python – and we are continuously working on releasing more. Links to code from the community are also provided and we encourage everyone to contribute! You will also find information regarding our iOS and Android SDKs, reference documents, brand assets and tools including batch conversion.

what3words has a mission to provide every person on the planet with an easily communicated address and together with developers around the world we can make this happen.