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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.
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.
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.
Marriott recently received a 2015 CIO 100 award from IDG. Marriott earned one of the 100 awards granted this year for its innovative use of its API Platform.
As a great example of how APIs can drive business success, Hilton Hotels is leveraging Google Maps APIs to improve guest experience by providing detailed local information.
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.
Multiple APIs from AlchemyAPI have been added to the directory, as well as more Yandex APIs, and libraries for Expedia and Vine. Here's a summary of what's been added.
We've added six APIs in categories such as Activity Streams, Tools, and Air Travel to the directory today. Here's the rundown of what's new.
We've added 7 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory today in Extraction, Big Data, and Mapping categories, among others. Also added are several Google BigQuery SDKs.
We've added APIs to Transportation, Home Automation, and Enterprise categories today as well as U.S. Dept. of Labor SDKs and code samples.