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Urgent.ly Publishes Roadside Assistance API

Urgent.ly Publishes Roadside Assistance API

... in a business model that is similar to the one that Uber applies to the taxi industry. Armed with a smartphone, the tow truck drivers signal Urgent.ly whether they are available. Urgent.ly then determines where a driver is and relays that information to the motorist waiting by the side of the road. Tow truck drivers prefer this model, says ...

Ride-Sharing Provider Sidecar Expands Service to Packages

Ride-Sharing Provider Sidecar Expands Service to Packages

... traditional carriers. Related: Transit App Adds Uber API For Comparing Routes Sidecar started a pilot program for the new service six months ago, and the company said the results were astounding. All parties in a transaction benefited from the combined service, according to Sidecar: Delivery times were reduced, prices were reduced ...

Long Live The Private API

Long Live The Private API

... to get everyone on the same page about an ESPN vs. Uber-like business choice . In that aforelinked article, Mark O'Neill of API management solution provider Axway correctly relies on the langague of "public" vs. "private" to distinguish between the contrasting API business considerations. Are we to believe, because of his reliance on the public ...

ESPN vs. Uber: Whose API Strategy is Best for Your Business?

ESPN vs. Uber: Whose API Strategy is Best for Your Business?

... that organizations have pursued recently. Take ESPN and Uber, for example. Last summer, ESPN announced that it is retiring its public API. The ESPN public API has included access to headlines, athletes, teams, research, medals, scores, schedules, audio, video, photos, and a handful of other resources. But just over two years since it launched, the ...

Do APIs Eliminate Middle Management Or Improve Quality of Life?

Do APIs Eliminate Middle Management Or Improve Quality of Life?

... pointing out how the biggest "department" at brands like Uber, Lyft, 99 Designs, HomeJoy and Amazon (with Mechanical Turk) is a democratized but disenfranchised workforce that's trading convenience for upward mobility. The analysis could easily be connected with the broader national conversation about the destruction of Middle Class America . The ...

How APIs are Enabling Unique Business Partnerships

How APIs are Enabling Unique Business Partnerships

... a company's brand to flourish. Take the recent Spotify-Uber announcement, a new example of APIs becoming more present within an app. Uber now allows passengers to push their Spotify playlists onto their driver's phone and stereo, a new feature being marketed by Uber with the slogan " Spotify Your Uber ." SnapChat has integrated with ...

SurgeProtector Detects Uber Surges Before a Ride is Requested

SurgeProtector Detects Uber Surges Before a Ride is Requested

In the midst of discussion around Uber 's questionable business practices and data privacy concerns, an app called SurgeProtector aims to empower Uber users by letting them know if an area is experiencing surge pricing before ordering a ride. The SurgeProtector app, constructed by Nikhil Bhargava and Thomas Schmidt, was made ...

How APIs are Improving Transportation

How APIs are Improving Transportation

... 3. APIs Increase Reach Bortenschlager points to Uber’s recent foray into APIs as an example of how transport businesses are opening up their APIs to increase the sales potential. Bortenschlager referenced Uber executives who have stated that the goal of releasing the API is to let Uber be embedded in other application services, extending its ...

4 Ways APIs Are Changing the Future of the Music Industry

4 Ways APIs Are Changing the Future of the Music Industry

... is music everywhere. He points to the new partnership with Uber, enabled via API, that allows customers to stream their own music choices when riding in an Uber car. Eight Examples To illustrate the central role APIs are playing, Begoc described a number of projects, all powered by open APIs available from Spotify. “We are releasing new APIs ...

Transit App Adds Uber API For Comparing Routes

Transit App Adds Uber API For Comparing Routes

Transit App today said it has integrated Uber's API to make it even easier for urban dwellers to plan travel in and around cities. By adding the Uber API to Transit App, users will be able to compare the cost and estimated time of arrival (ETA) of an Uber directly to those of public transportation . Uber released its API just a ...

Concur Highlights Uber & Airbnb APIs at DevCon

Concur Highlights Uber & Airbnb APIs at DevCon

... . This year will see a key focus on new platform darlings Uber and Airbnb, both of which have created apps that integrate their APIs with Concur's travel and expenditure reporting API. This enables Uber and Airbnb users to book such services for business travel purposes. In turn, this helps Uber and Airbnb extend into the business travel market while also ...

Today in APIs: Breathometer Connects Drunks to Uber with API

Today in APIs: Breathometer Connects Drunks to Uber with API

... the maker of a bluetooth connected breathalyzer, uses Uber's API to connect people who need a ride. Newsly, an overnight hack, provides tailored news using machine learning APIs. Plus: hackathons head to rural colleges, and Infected Flight is the timely winner at Disrupt Europe hackathon. The Breeze Breathalyzer API Steers Tipsy Users to Uber ...

Today in APIs: PayPal Flubs Response to Security Flaw

Today in APIs: PayPal Flubs Response to Security Flaw

... This site will tell you how much your ride will cost with Uber and Lyft, right now Duo Security Introduces API Edition of Its Two-Factor Authentication Service GroundWork Announces GroundWork Net Hub – API-Based Monitoring for Software Defined Networks Influential scribe Charles Petzold: How I figured out the Windows API ...

5 Things Developers Should Focus On in the Apple WatchKit

5 Things Developers Should Focus On in the Apple WatchKit

... Watch. For example, by installing an iBeacon device in an Uber car, customers could get information about the driver, and the driver could get information on route, traffic and so on. Having direct access to the wrist device’s digital signature presents great potential for companies looking to develop apps for the Apple Watch. 3. Widgets/Glance ...

WePay Launches White-Label Payments Solution

WePay Launches White-Label Payments Solution

... most popular services, the company's website says. "Take Uber, which has created a marketplace uniting people who need rides with contractors who can provide them in real time, with zero friction around payments. Or look at Airbnb, which created a way to turn any dwelling into a money-making bed and breakfast, with payments that just work." ...

How to use server side authentication in Uber's API

How to use server side authentication in Uber's API

This tutorial provides information on using Uber endpoints requests for non-registered users. This is older, archived content that may not contain a detailed description of the how-to. Please refer to the URL below for the complete how-to. How to use server side authentication in Uber's API ...

Business Travel: A $1.12T Global Opportunity

Business Travel: A $1.12T Global Opportunity

... rapid adoption across the travel industry. Companies like Uber, Airbnb, United, Avis, TripLingo and travel services worldwide are now integrated with the Concur Platform to offer cutting-edge solutions. Travel APIs & $100,000 in Funding Awards—at The Perfect Trip DevCon 2014 Bonus: On Oct. 30, 2014, Concur and TripIt are hosting the annual ...

Today in APIs: Speaktoit Launches API to Bring Siri-like Power to Your App

Today in APIs: Speaktoit Launches API to Bring Siri-like Power to Your App

... Joins Bitcoin API Race With Launch of PlugChain Uber Understands You Can’t Spell Capitalism Without API Developers Embrace Traitify's Personality API at the DataWeek Hackathon FirstRain API Launched to Increase Use of Predictive Analytics in Enterprise Applications that Drive Revenue AT&T'S New API Platform Helps Speed ...

Uber's First-Mover Advantage Complicates Competitors' API Strategies

Uber's First-Mover Advantage Complicates Competitors' API Strategies

... and ultralucrative on-demand transportation market, Uber has turned to an API to drive more business. Less than a week after officially unveiling its API, Uber, which investors have reportedly valued at $17 billion, has already inked deals to integrate its service into applications from a number of prominent companies and services, ...