Mashups using the same API (2570)
See the course of the 2005 NYC Marathon. From Brian Timoney.
Documents the June 16th, 1976 uprisings in Soweto, South Africa.
By combining the Motel 6 property database with a list of attractions and cross-indexing them in Google Maps, the Attraction Finder functions as a searchable trip planner. Also, make a reservation...
Today's roundup of recent mashups looks at those taking advantage of APIs that use location data to power their services. These mashups help users get directions, recommend places to go, provide real-time traffic information and even let users follow places as opposed to following people or topics. These mashups make use of popular APIs such as Google Maps, foursquare, Twitter and Facebook.
The SolarPlots API provides a new data tool to track where the sun will be in any given location in the US (and adjacent parts of Mexico and Canada) for any specific date and time or series of dates. The sun plotting search tool could possibly be used by photographers needing to know best times to shoot twilight scenes, for sun-bathers wanting to book the best time on a hotel rooftop, or home buyers wanting to calculate how much direct sunlight their new property may get. Developers could use the app to scale up such individual needs or to add sun-loving contextual information to a location-based app product.
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.
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|
||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|
Ditto Social Stream
||The Ditto Social Stream API provides metadata about public photos that Ditto continuously mines from Twitter and Tumblr. Users choose a basket of brands and the API returns metadata about the photos...||Recognition||11.02.2015|
||The English Dictionary API is a simple RESTful API for obtaining dictionary definitions of English words. The Dictionary API is based on the GNU Collaborative English Dictionary project.||Dictionary||11.02.2015|
||The Vehicleis API is a UK DVLA Vehicle Registration Lookup tool. To use this API, users need a Vehicle registration marker (VRM). From this service, users can receive data such as basic vehicle...||Auto||11.01.2015|