May 29, 2007

Garmin announces plugin API and Garmin developer

Garmin has elected to use Where as the venue to announce a new API and a developer program - the objective is to help make GPS web development simple. The Garmin Communicator Plugin API is a browser plugin and JavaScript support code that allows developers to transfer location data – such as waypoints, track logs, maps and points of interest (POIs) – to and from a website and Garmin device. Additional information about these applications and the Garmin Developer website is also available at Also available in Garmin Developer is a Content Toolkit, which lets developers compile secure POIs for Garmin GPS devices. Garmin Developer has been broken into 4 components: Device comms, Web services, Mobile services, LBS - FYI, the company is expected to sell some 9+million devices this year alone!

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