Single purpose API
HopStop announced to its developer community and posted on its website that it will discontinue its free API model. HopStop's announcement shouldn't shock API junkies as HopStop joins an ever growing list of free API gone pay-to-play (i.e. Bing, Google Maps, etc.). Instead, HopStop's move should make us consider business models surrounding an API offering.
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) provides the San Francisco, CA region with one of the most innovative public transportation services in the United States. Now BART offers developers the BART API. The BART API provides real-time estimated time of arrival (ETA) feeds, transit schedules, advisory feeds, and trip planning information. Our new BART API profile has details and joins a growing list of transit-related APIs including government-sponsored web services Portland's Trimet API as well as commercial services like the Hopstop API and Urban Mapping's Mass Transit Proximity API which we covered earlier this month.
Mass transit in metropolitan regions is becoming an increasingly popular mode of transportation for commuters faced with ever-increasing oil prices. As a result, there is an emerging need for mass transit agencies to make information more accessible to a growing number of commuters. What role can APIs play?
||The Reise API offers integration with Ruter's journey planner service. GET methods are used for requests. Ruter is a Norway based transportation firm that provides information about several related...||Travel||09.19.2016|
City of Chicago Divvy Bicycle Stations - Historical
||The City of Chicago Divvy Bicycle Stations - Historical Stations API captures past data and trends of the availability of bicycles and spaces for retuning bicycles at Divvy stations in the City of...||Cycling||08.29.2016|
City of Chicago Divvy Bicycle Stations
||The City of Chicago Divvy Bicycle Stations API lists the pick-up and return locations of the Divvy bike sharing system. Notably, the API generates lists of all approved locations of system, including...||Cycling||08.29.2016|
City of Chicago Divvy Trips
||The City of Chicago Divvy Trips API supports the development of apps for individual divvy bike sharing trips. It offers users access to detailed descriptions of the origins, destinations, and...||Transportation||08.29.2016|
Laminar Regulation Data
||The Laminar Regulation Data API integrates regulations of a particular ICAO region. It can also implement a summary of aerodynamic regulations. Available as REST architecture with HTTP requests and...||Data-as-a-Service||08.24.2016|