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Little over a year after Uber released its API, Uber continues to add features that propel its offering well beyond a simple ride sharing service. Uber Trip Experiences allows third party apps to access a rider's Uber app and trip details. Think about a ten minute playlist, for a ten minute trip.
Expedia recently announced the expansion of its API portfolio. The new API includes integration with in-destination, local activity suppliers. The API is included within the larger, legacy Expedia API environment and enables significant upsell, cross-sell, and broader partner possibilities.
Parse announced new SDKs for Apple Watch and Apple TV. While its original SDK for Apple Watch (watchOS 1) launched earlier this year, the SDK for watchOS 2 includes the entire Parse experience. The SDK for tvOS brings immersive capabilities to applications built for Apple TV.
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.
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.
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.
Facebook announced new tools that broadcasters can use to better interact with a TV audience. The API-driven tools provide new points of engagement, decision, and display.
Apple has revealed that it will release an open API, allowing developers to access the next generation Apple TV's new universal search feature.
International civic tech startup DataLook is hosting a replication marathon to encourage local reuse of 10 projects to highlight the potential of open source for civic good.
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.
The USDA and Microsoft have partnered to host the Innovation Challenge for Food Resilience. The challenge features access to APIs created through the partnership.
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.
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.
We've added 6 APIs to the directory today in Jobs, Customer Service, and Notifications categories, among others. Also new are several SDKs for use with the GitLab API.
We've added 10 APIs to the directory today in Travel, Government, and Real Estate categories, among others. Also new are Ruby and Python libraries for ActiveCampaign email API.
Prime Numbers Technology, provider of data analytics technology, has released a new API that provides Travel Management Companies a new way to interact with goal performance data.