BuddyBeacon APIposted by cw on Tuesday, April 06, 2010
We have added an API that lets you access your BuddyBeacon live tracking information in different ways.
There are now three ways that you can directly access your BuddyBeacon:
1) Link directly to your BuddyBeacon on the ViewRanger website,
2) Embed the BuddyBeacon map in your website,
3) Use the beta version of our API to create your own maps, apps, and mash-ups.
More details: http://bit.ly/aZ4NC1
You can also set the image that is used to show your current location. We've added a new parameter if you are linking to the BuddyBeacon, or are embedding the BuddyBeacon map in your own webpage.
The "icon" parameter lets you specify the image that is used to show the last position.
There are some built-in icons:
hiker_yellow (this is the default icon)
To use your own image as the icon, then include the URL (note that the URL needs to be "in quotes"