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Skyscanner is a travel search site that helps users find flight, hotel and car rental deals anywhere in the world. This has led to considerable growth in website traffic, but it is the free access the company provides to its APIs that is generating interest from travel startups.
Google has added one of the most popular features of its consumer Google Maps product to the Google Maps API. Predictive travel time is oft-used by consumers to find best routes, and avoid traffic. Now, developers have access to the feature and can integrate the functionality into third party apps.
Nine APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in the Cloud, Automation, Environment, and Messaging categories. Also added are SDKs for Optimal Payments, Nike+ , Commercetools, and Maventa invoicing. Here, we summarize the new additions and how they can assist application developers.
Hilton extends the capabilities of its HHonors app by integrating with Uber’s API, providing automated Ride Requests from inside the Hilton app to improve guest experience.
Jack Dorsey took to the Twitter Flight 2015 mobile developer conference stage to kick-off the annual event with a massive apology to the developer community. Over the years, Twitter has alienated their developer community. Dorsey's promise will now need to be backed by action.
Six APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Coupons, Travel, and CRM. Also added, SDKs for CloudMine and Gigya. Here's a summary of what's new.
Microsoft announced availability of the ORTC API preview for Edge. ORTC API support is not yet available in other browsers which may pose some difficulties for app developers.
Six APIs have been added to the directory in Bots, Torrents, and Messaging categories, among others. Also new are source code samples for Fortytwo messaging. Here's a summary.
Helpchat API extends its personal assistant messenger capabilities to 3rd parties. Businesses across industries will gain functionality within existing systems and apps.
Addison Lee put significant effort into expanding its cab services beyond its physical footprint. Its new API allows the company to integrate with services around the world.
Less than a month after British Airways launched trial Shop and Order APIs, it added a Seat Availability API to the trial. The next API on the road map includes baggage data.
We've added 7 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory today in such categories as Financial, Education and Infrastructure-as-a-Service. Also added were source code samples.
As part of its bug bounty program, United Airlines has given security researchers millions of frequent flier miles for finding security vulnerabilities.
We've added 6 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory today in Sentiment, Messaging, and other categories. Also added were client libraries for use with Walmart's Open APIs.
British Airways announced three new Shop and Order APIs to spark innovation. The APIs use the IATA's NDC standard, developed to enhance travel agent/airline communication.
This example will explain how and why I used Nexmo to enable communications in my favorite cloud hosting environment, AWS (Amazon Web Services).
Lithuanian startup PlaceILive wants to offer a crowdsourced and open data review site for neighborhoods, including a Life Quality Index API that real estate agents can use.
Twitter said it will drop the 140-character limit for direct messages in July. In order to do that, it is making changes to its REST and streaming APIs. Here are the details.