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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.
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has formed a Web Payments Working Group to develop recommendations that will "make payments easier and more secure on the Web."
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.
Google's App Indexing API sits at the core of Google's ability to retrieve data from web apps. With more information available, Google provides a rankings boost for use of the API.
Twitter has announced stylistic changes to its Tweet and Follow buttons. The API changes associated could affect developers tracking shared Tweets.
Today, Pinterest announced that its API is publicly available and launched a sandbox that allows developers to more easily test integrations with its API.
Eight APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory today in categories such as Travel, Predictions, and Charts. Here's a summary of the new additions for developers.
API-centric online payments platform Stripe yesterday unveiled Relay, an API that allows retailers to syndicate product information to mobile apps.
Google has announced the pending termination of CSV download scripts. Last month, Google announced the Search Analytics API, which will take the downloads scripts place.
The Glidera API enables wallet developers to enhance their applications by allowing users to easily and securely buy and sell Bitcoin within those applications.
The new Bing-related API from Microsoft will let developers integrate Bing search directly into their own apps, which touts the benefit of keeping users engaged.
Ordoro has announced the launch of the Ordoro API, which makes it possible for developers to build applications that simplify e-commerce back-office operations.