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?
eeGeo 3D Map
||The eeGeo 3D Map API allows developers to embed a 3D map into other applications and services. The main API method is embedding a 3D map. eeGeo is a company that creates and provides interactive 3D...||Mapping||07.24.2016|
||The Pokémon Go API integrates applications with the augmented reality multiplayer game by Niantic. Pokémon Go combines vector tiles and a pool of geo-tagged photos from Google Maps, and the popular...||Games||07.19.2016|
Berlin Public Transport REST
||The Berlin Public Transport REST API offers access to the Public Transportation Agency of Berlin and Brandenburg (VBB). This API does not have call limits, does not require an API Key, and requires...||German||07.11.2016|
||The OUIAPI integrates stops, fares, and passenger data into bus transportation applications in Europe. It is available in JSON format with an API Key. Ouibus is part of French state railways SNCF and...||Transportation||06.23.2016|
||The Citymapper API integrates city data into applications, including transportation and maps. Developers can GET information about transit time between two points. Sign up for an Api Key and receive...||Cities||06.15.2016|