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Google Maps API Price Hike Is Threatening the Future of Some Companies Google has raised the prices of Google Maps APIs Prices have gone up as much as 14 times in certain scenarios Developers rue the lack of well rounded alternatives to Google Maps “The impact of the rise in the prices of Google Maps APIs is huge. We [would] either like to switch off our website or find an other solution,” says Petri rilakkuma coque samsung j5 Karjalainen of Naturist BnB, an accommodation booking platform for naturists. “We are definitely not going to continue with Google Maps. goed iphone hoesje Our revenue can not absorb the costs.” Karjalainen is not the only founder evaluating his options ever since Google Maps announced a sharp increase in pricing for the API it offers developers to integrate the service within their apps. Alongside the coque samsung a3 2017 riverdale hike which some developers coque samsung j 4 claim is as much as 14 times in certain scenarios Google has also drastically limited the use developers can get from the free tier of the Maps API. cover iphone 5 5s se Google Maps has been used as a backbone to build some of the leading apps and services like Lyft, 99acres, and Big Basket that use a mix of locations and navigation data provided by Google. The API is equally popular among smaller developers, from stores using the service to provide directions to their establishment, to those looking for more advanced use cases like Street View. While Google had a pretty generous free tier of the Maps API until recently, the changes are coque samsung j3 2017 oreille de mickey significantly impacting what developers can do with the platform without it costing them a small fortune. cover iphone 7 The search giant’s recently switched everyone using Google Maps to a pay as you go pricing plan for the core APIs enabling mapping services on websites and apps. The changes coque samsung a5 2017 fortnite came into effect on July 16, and the pricing is same all across the globe. It essentially merged the old standard and premium plans, and its individual Google Maps coque samsung j5 pro 2017 products including Directions, Geolocation, Places, Routes, and Street View, are now being billed differently. The company does offer a $200 monthly credit to continue to enable access to its service within limits. iphone 11 case for girls Google Maps Platform offers a $200 monthly credit Karjalainen recalls when he found out about the changes. “When I saw the email notification from Google I was not sure how it would affect us,” says Karjalainen, who earlier this year co founded Naturist BnB along with his wife Minna Karjalainen. “Initially, I thought it won’t be very big impact as we are anyhow relatively small niche and our user base is moderate.” But all that changed pretty quickly. coque iphone 7 “Also, calculating the estimated costs was a bit challenging and notice time very short, so I really coque iphone xr bourriquet didn’t know what to expect. Decided to wait and see until the and of July,” he explains. coque iphone 7 pas cher “That was a big mistake. coque iphone xr Currently, Google Maps API fees is the largest single running cost in our business endeavour.” Until the July 16 update, developers with an app or website that exceeded the limit of 25,000 maps views per day needed to pay $0.50 (approximately Rs. 34) per 1,000 additional requests, up to 100,000 per 24 hours. But with the new changes, the same 1,000 additional requests apparently cost $7 (roughly Rs. 481). What’s more, all developers irrespective of their usage will be required to have a valid API key and a Google Cloud Platform billing account. This is also a mandatory requirement to get the free $200 credit that offers access to not just dynamic and static maps but also to Google’s Routes and Places products that are among the three prime offerings under the Google Maps Platform. If coque samsung galaxy s3 fille a developer or entrepreneur chooses to avoid signing up with a billing account, the Maps implementation will return an error or show a map with a watermark, degrading the experience for end users. What the developers are saying Open Web evangelist Kyle Simpson runs Getify Solutions in Austin, Texas, which hosts various sessions on JavaScript. He believes that the rise in the prices of coque iphone xr inter milan Google Maps APIs is going to shock a lot of smalland medium sized projects. “If you are a big project, you’re already on some sort of enterprise contract with Google, and you probably already had some sort of advance notice of these changes and/or some grandfathering of pricing,” Simpson tells Gadgets 360. “But for the rest of us, it’s a shocking and frustrating change. I think it will create a big wave as people come to grips with what this means to their bottom line. supreme iphone 11 case I also think it will discourage lots of people like me who want to create free/ personal usages of maps.” “I understand that Google wants to make this into a line of business,” says Simpson. “But coque samsung j3 2017 prix it feels like they’re taking advantage of us. They know that coque samsung ne fonctionne plus they’re the best, and that no one else is even close. Instead of just giving us Maps for free or very cheap, in exchange for collecting all our usage data, they now feel they need to charge really high prices.” Google, on the other hand, coque samsung galaxy grand prime silicone starbucks believes the new prices reflect the market reality more accurately. “We adjusted our plans and pricing as we updated our product offering, improved the overall experience, and to reflect current market conditions,” a Google spokesperson tells Gadgets 360. “We thought carefully about how to price Google Maps Platform products and introduced a coque samsung galaxy j3 2017 voiture free tier, a $200 credit, that we expect will cover the usage of most of our customers. Of the small percentage of customers that will be impacted outside of this, coque samsung s6 edge mercedes we’re committed to helping them transition to the new experience as iphone xr coque star wars smoothly as possible.” Chandigarh based Jugnoo has so far largely been relying on Google Maps to provide auto rickshaw bookings and doorstep delivery of grocery and meals. But with Google Maps API pricing changes, co founder Chinmay Agarwal and his team are now planning to look for alternatives. custodia iphone cover “In the short term, we will have to absorb the costs, but this will force us to look into developing in house mapping solution or use open source technologies,” says Agarwal, who’s also the CTO of ride hailing app Jugnoo. “Over time, we will factor our dependence on Google Maps APIs and tweak our coque samsung cupcake algorithms to rely less on them,” he adds. “I feel it’s a very shortsighted approach to target small developers as the on demand industry still needs a lot of innovation to become a ubiquitous service. Small developers are necessary for innovation.” While the likes of Uber and Ola refused to participate in this story, the former is using coque samsung a5 2017 souple and even actively contributing towards open source Google Maps alternatives like OpenStreetMap (OSM). “Uber sees OSM asa valuable tool and uses it in internal models to help determine time + distance estimates coque iphone xr logo for fare calculation and to optimise driver and rider matching,” wrote Suneel Kaw, Maps Product Manager, Uber, in a post on the OpenStreetMap forum last month. “In certain circumstances, we are able to observe that road directionality and turn restrictions are not up to date. We plan to explore these issues and, where appropriate, submit updates to correct the issue. cover iphone 8 We have selected the Delhi NCR region as the first city for this coque iphone xr miami initiative.” It’s no surprise that a company the size of Uber is continuously evaluating its options, and sources tell Gadgets 360 that Ola is also weighing up Google Maps alternatives in light of the latest developments. What are the alternatives Sagar Shewarmani, Sales and Partnership Head of location based solutions provider LocationIQ, tells Gadgets 360 that it is the small and medium businesses that will be most impacted by the increase in pricing of Google Maps APIs. “The current uproar is due to the intensity and the pace of the increase a 1400 coque samsung alpha channel percent price hike in a very short period of time is overwhelming,” says Shewarmani. “We’ve spoken to people whose costs have gone from $0 to $4,000 per month, other see costs increase from $1,000 to $30,000 per month! Large enterprises will always have enough time and resources to negotiate custom contracts, but small and medium businesses are directly hit by the shift.” Other Google Maps competitors such as Here Technologies, TomTom Maps, and Esri all using Google’s pricing changes as an opportunity to woo developers. Here Technologies and Mapbox recently even published tutorials on their respective websites to help existing Google Maps clients switch to their offerings. Here Technologies has also announced a new freemium model to take on Google Maps. marble iphone 11 case Unlike the free $200 credit that is given to clients when they sign up for Google Maps Platform and add a payment method, Here Technologies doesn’t even want you to add a credit card to your account. iphone x xs hoesje Here’s basic plan is limited to a generous 250,000 transactions each month. Here Technologies brings coque samsung galaxy s7 edge portugal a freemium option to counter Google Maps “We think our new price plan with the freemium option is very attractive to developers who are looking for options on the market to build coque iphone xr leather location aware applications, both in terms of pricing and breadth of available features and functionalities,” a Here Technologies spokesperson tells Gadgets 360. “With the freemium option, developers can have free access to rich data and platform services, including: maps, geocoding, geofencing, places, and intermodal routing, as well as advanced features such as turn by turn navigation and custom route, waypoint and fleet APIs for the development of public, private, free and paid apps.” Esri, a company that coque samsung s7 media markt offers products such as ArcGIS, ArcView, ArcGIS Server, ArcIMS, ArcSDE, and ArcGIS Mobile to rival verrouillage coque samsung various Google Maps offerings, sees the latest developments as an opportunity to reach new developers. “For us at Esri, it’s an opportunity to broaden developers understanding of our APIs and what can be done with our technology,” says David Cardella, Developer Technology Product Manager, Esri. The Redlands, California based company already offers its APIs or SDKs for Web, native, and mobile platforms for free for the the first 1,000,000 basemap and geosearch transactions per month.


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