Expanding the ways in which developers can interact with our APIs is important for us and something we take seriously. When we began discussing with the EU’s GSA about our inclusion in the Galileo Hackathon, we knew that a new feature needed to be added to our API: raw location values.
According to Wikipedia, a hackathon (pronounced “hakəˌTHän”) is “a design sprint-like event in which computer programmers and others involved in software development, including graphic designers, interface designers, project managers, and others, often including subject-matter-experts, collaborate intensively on software projects.” That was certainly the case when we traveled to Gdansk, Poland for the 2nd GSA Galileo Hackathon last week.
Hackathons are a great opportunity for creative juices to run wild and for the next innovation to be born. Over a short period of time, usually 24-28 hours, participants are tasked with using a variety of technology and services, and fueled by pizza, energy drinks, and excitement, to create something amazing.
Testing your API connections are extremely important before putting your implementation in place, and can save you a lot of trouble and duplicated effort. Here at HyperTrack we use Postman to perform this task, and we’ve found it so useful that we put together a collection so that you too can use it. Over the next few minutes we’ll be walking you through how to test your API credentials and queries for accessing HyperTrack and see what data will be coming back.
HyperTrack allows for building location features into your application without needing to worry about all of the headache of managing that infrastructure. This frees up your developers to do what they do best – developing awesome solutions for your customers.
Our friends at Hotline, a FreshDesk product, have a leading in-app chat platform currently in use by many consumer apps like Zomato, Swiggy, HolaChef, and more. These apps use Hotline to provide seamless customer support experiences. One of the challenges that their customers were feeling was that their customer support teams were getting consistent queries like “where is my order?” or “when will the driver reach my place?” which would leave the support agent scrambling to provide timely answers.