Mashups using the same API (2572)
A murder in New York is twice as likely to occur at night. And thankfully, we've just finished June, which statistically has slightly more murders than other months. For more, the New York Times has a created a rich mashup to keep you up to date.
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.
If the Queen of England used public transportation, she wouldn't have far to walk from her Buckingham Palace home. And finding her nearest stop is now very easy since Transport of London has implemented a Google Maps mashup of bus routes.
OCBC Bank ATM Locator
||The OCBC Bank ATM Locator is a mapping solution for searching locations and directions to nearby ATMs in particular addresses. Developers can use it to create ATM location markings on maps to serve...||Banking||05.26.2016|
OCBC Bank Branch Locator
||The OCBC Bank Branch Locator API uses longitudinal and latitudinal data to generate information of the exact geographic positions of specific operating units of OCBC’s expansive branch network in...||Banking||05.26.2016|
||EveryMatrix Web API supports the deployment of WebSocket protocol in the integration of pooled GM payment providers in native apps. Other than supporting native mobile apps, the API affords...||Games||05.25.2016|
EveryMatrix GM Server
||The EveryMatrix GM Server API is a RESTful gaming solution that comes in two variations – one has internal wallet while the other has external wallet. The EveryMatrix GM Server API with Internal...||Games||05.25.2016|
Google My Business
||The Google My Business API allows business enterprises to create and edit locations for purposes of updating or publicizing their physical addresses. The API enhances the visibility of the location...||Location||05.25.2016|