Mashups using the same API (2572)
A Google Maps mashup of coffee houses in New York.
Beamster magically connects you to the people and conversations that are happening around you.
The app allows users to search for rental apartments and houses right on Facebook. A combination of Google Map and Facebook API mashup allows users to search for rentals, share postings with friends...
Earlier this week Microsoft announced that it is making some of the imagery used in its Virtual Earth platform available for purchase (more on Virtual Earth in our VE SDK profile). The imagery, taken with Microsoft's proprietary UltraCam shown below is available for approximately 200 cities (in high resolution and averaging less than two years old).
It's no secret how big map mashups are on ProgrammableWeb. That means we've seen many and the really great ones stick out. In fact, two of these three mashups don't even use a map. But they all use location-sharing service Foursquare.
If there is a segment that is ripe for integration it is travel. APIs in the travel segment have been around for a very long time. In fact, some of the earliest APIs are based on Electronic Data Interchange, which dates back to the 1960s. Granted many of these connections are highly complex enterprise only integrations, it is a history that should bode well for modern day integrations, should it not? Despite a long history of interconnectedness, much of the travel space still remains behind closed doors. The major global distribution systems, represented by Sabre, Travelport, and Amadeus all offer powerful APIs of their own, but their commercial requirements tend to be out of the league of most application developers. In spite of the limitations the travel industry has effectively self imposed, there still exists many opportunities to monetize sites using travel APIs. There are several types of APIs available in the travel space. Most are transactional and some are content driven. Let's take a look a broad categorization of available travel APIs.
||The Reise API offers integration with Ruter's journey planner service. GET methods are used for requests. Ruter is a Norway based transportation firm that provides information about several related...||Travel||09.19.2016|
||BeMyGuest is a booking platform specialized in Asian destinations. The API offers interface options such as locations, supported languages and currencies, product types and categories, and default...||Travel||09.13.2016|
||The Brightcove Playback API can access video and playlist data from websites and mobile applications. It is available in JSON architecture with policy key as authentication method.||Video||08.31.2016|
||The MediaWiki Swagger API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of MediaWiki with other applications and websites. Some example API methods include retrieving wiki content,...||Wiki||08.30.2016|
||The Wordnik Swagger API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Wordnik with other applications through Open API standards. Some example API methods include retrieving...||Reference||08.30.2016|