Not to be left behind, Google has announced that Google Maps is now available via an API. There is a fair bit of documentation to go through also. This is good news, it was certainly on my wish list from day one. The disappointing part is that this should have be available on day one.

Let me say it one more time to be clear, making APIs available for new features and services should be the standard, not an after thought. Companies who realize this and plan for it will get an instant jump on those who don’t.