With a renewed focus on mobile SDKs and its latest Leaflet plugin, MapQuest decided to kill its API and other older tools:
- Flash Maps SDK (Licensed, Open, Mobile): 6/6/2017
- Leaflet 1.1, 1.2, 1.3: 6/6/2017
- iOS and Android mobile SDKs v1: 9/6/2016
MapQuest’s modern approach is to suggest their plugin to the popular open source Leaflet library. Super-customization map startup MapBox suggests Leaflet exclusively. In each case, Leaflet holds the standard map controls, using tiles from each provider. Google Maps terms of service do not allow developers to use its tiles outside of the Google Maps API, but there is a Leaflet plugin built as a wrapper for Google Maps.