March 29, 2010
WorldMate, the world's largest mobile itinerary management and booking service, launched the WorldMate API this week. The e-mail parsing API extracts travel data (e.g. confirmation e-mails, key travel information, airport codes, etc.) and sends the information back to the developer's platform. Providing such information opens WorldMate's data to a new realm of applications. WorldMate has already seen adoption from developers outside the itinerary management and booking space. Early examples include expense reporting, flight status, and compliance apps. WorldMate CEO, Jean Tripier, commented: "We are overwhelmed with the immediate popularity of the API across a wide spectrum of developers."
Many of us have far too much on our minds and are often juggling various commitments at once. The humble checklist is an effective tool in the process of dividing to-do lists into practical steps, making our general existence a lot more productive. Checkmarkable is an online service that follows this very principle but is aimed at business processes in particular. Checkmarkable also provides the Checkmarkable API which makes this functionality available to developers who may want to integrate it with other applications.
There are a number of ways to discuss API popularity. Our metrics are based on developer engagement. The "track" functionality on ProgrammableWeb lets developers declare an interest in receiving updates on particular APIs. Which APIs and categories are seeing the most activity.