Apps.gov Prices for Google API: Nearly $1million
Ever wonder how much Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are worth? John Foley took a look at Apps.gov to find out.
Google’s Maps API comes in at just under $1 million. It’s available from Onix Networking for $966,448. That covers unlimited site traffic for Web applications that make use of the API, plus support from Onix Networking, an IT vendor that resells Google products (Google Apps, Google Earth, Enterprise Search, Maps, and more), as well as wares from other tech vendors.
Onix offers the API under a few different licenses. He suggests that the offer is for the Premier version (the standard versoin of the API, for many purposes, is free). The Premiere version “comes with advanced geocoding, encryption, control over advertising, an SLA, and other features designed for large users.” Foley asks the obvious question: “whether the feds are getting a good deal, an OK deal, or overpaying for the Google Maps API.”
You can also buy tech from Microsoft, FortiusOne (via Carahsoft), and Salesforce.com (via Carasoft).