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?
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NASA Vesta Trek REST
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HERE Public Transit
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HERE Venue Maps
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