Mashups using the same API (4)
Follow the weather, time, and photos from the OnAIR Bus Tour. Watch the animated bus route coordinated with the dials.
A mash-up of the Adobe OnAIR Bus Tour data from onair.adobe.com with this downloadable AIR application.
Find where the nearest Starbucks is for each of the OnAIR bus tour stops.
It's funny that when I talk to people in the travel industry about mashups and APIs, most of them get glazed looks in their eyes. Throw in terms like location based services or geospatial awareness and I've lost them. What most of them don't realize is that the majority of the travel apps that are starting to come out, both online and for mobile are mashups that are relying on location awareness and geospatial data. Many of them, like Pocketvillage are a consumer interface on top of a variety of APIs all normalized for a single homogenous user experience. That's right, it's essentially a metasearch tool that pulls in content from a variety of sources including Viator, GetYourGuide, TourCMS, Rezgo, AirBnB, and many others. What differentiates a metasearch like Pocketvillage from other metasearch applications however, is the fact that with location based services enabled, Pocketvillage can return content based on your current location. The issue right now however is that not all geo data is equal. Not all APIs provide geolocation information and some return it based on different criteria.
Boasting 400,000 restaurant menus spanning over 13,000 cities, the SinglePlatform API is filled with valuable content. And it's giving it away to developers for free. The company has big publishing partners signed on, including the New York Times and Foursquare. And restaurant menus are only its first act.
||Priava offers venue...||Events||11.18.2015|
||The Skyscanner Hotels API enables developers to integrate its services into their applications, enabling their users to get suggestions of hotels or places based on user input. The service returns a...||Travel||11.11.2015|
Skyscanner Car Hire
||The Skyscanner Car Hire API allows developers to retrieve live prices for car hire providers, by making requests to the Car Hire API. With the API developers can allow their application users to...||Travel||11.11.2015|
Skyscanner Browse Cache
||The Skyscanner Browse Cache API allows developers to access to an aggregated view of flight and price data for many origins or many destinations over many time frames, returning the cheapest quotes...||Travel||11.11.2015|
||The UKMap API allows developers to integrate UKMap's detailed, large-scale maps of Greater London into their own applications. UKMap can display over 100 million information items, including...||Mapping||11.06.2015|