Top Ten Developer Blog Posts of 2018

By Michael Palermo | 03 January 2019

2018 proved to be quite a busy and productive year for us. From launching the most competitive freemium plan for location technology for developers on the market and giving you access to new ways for creating maps - this is our top 10 posts of the past 12 months. We are sharing our top articles in descending order - leading to the #1 developer blog post of 2018.

10: Making Maps with HERE XYZ

In early October 2018, we announced a new real-time, cloud-based location management toolset called HERE XYZ. At #10 on our list is the blog post introducing HERE XYZ to developers. To learn more, visit our post Making Maps with HERE XYZ.


9: Run Circles Around GeoJSON, Beginner to Advanced with HERE XYZ

With the announcement of HERE XYZ, a follow up blog post on getting developers up to speed on GeoJSON made it to #9. If you need a primer on GeoJSON, visit our post Run Circles Around GeoJSON, Beginner to Advanced with HERE XYZ.


8: Visualizing Large Scale 3D Terrain with Open Source Tools

Learning how to create 3D terrain maps with open-source tools such a TIN Terrain made it to #8. If this topic interests you, visit our detailed post Visualizing Large Scale 3D Terrain with Open Source Tools.  You may also like to browse similar posts featuring the tag #open-source.


7: Build your own Sightseeing App with Garmin Connect IQ and the HERE Location APIs

For those interested in developing with Garmin Connect IQ, the post that made it to #7 takes you on a journey to build a sightseeing app using HERE location services. To learn more, visit our post Build your own Sightseeing App with Garmin Connect IQ and the HERE Location APIs.


6: HERE with React - A Location Based TODO App

To provide direction for React developers, our #6 post is a walkthrough of creating a simple TODO app using React and our Map Image API. To learn more, visit our post HERE with React - A Location Based TODO App.


5: Our Platform Extensions are Getting a Makeover with the Fleet Telematics API

Enhancements and new features to our Fleet Telematics API made #5 on our list. To learn more, visit our post Our Platform Extensions are getting a makeover with the Fleet Telematics API.


4: Displaying Places on a HERE Map in an Angular Web Application

With the popularity of Angular web applications, it is no surprise that a walkthrough of how to use our location services in that context made it to #4 on our list. To learn more, visit our post Displaying Places on a HERE Map in an Angular Web Application.


3: Adding Alexa Voice Control to HERE Maps

Voice interaction is becoming common place with more and more Amazon Alexa devices appearing in homes, cars, and offices. At #3 on our list is how to create an Alexa skill with logic powered by HERE location services. To learn more, visit our post Adding Alexa Voice Control to HERE Maps.


2: How to Migrate from Google Maps to HERE Dynamic Maps

With a price change announcement from Google Maps in 2018, this prompted developers to explore other location service providers. With a large influx of developers switching from Google Maps to HERE, our #2 post provides guidance on how to make that switch. To learn more, visit our post How to Migrate from Google Maps to HERE Dynamic Maps. You may also like to browse all of our posts featuring the tag #SwitchToHERE


1: Our HERE Freemium Developer Plan in Detail

The indisputable #1 blog post of 2018 was in connection with our announcement of a new Freemium plan for developers. A simpler registration process requiring no credit card up front and providing up to 250,000 transactions per month at no cost. If you do not have an account with HERE already, please visit our post to learn more Our HERE Freemium Developer Plan in Detail.


Summary

We enjoyed a busy year of activity. Do you want to learn more or keep up with our activities moving forward? Please visit our developer portal at http://developer.here.com. We look forward to even more developer engagement in 2019!