The Google Directions API is a service that calculates directions between locations using an HTTP request.
Note the following:
Still, by using the Google Directions API, you can get directions through putting URLs into the address bar on JSON or XML format. Here are som tests:
Home to Purpose – via Brooklyn bridge using waypoints:
…though this breaks the route into two legs, and the directions says “destination will be on your left” also when I’m on Brooklyn Bridge…
XML instead of json (json is recommended though):
This was the service I used when getting directions for the Low-fi prototyping, part II, which I then turned into a text file ready to be read by the guy from Speak It!
- The directions do not seem to have information about bike path/lane in Google Maps. The Ride the City app does have this information.