Mashups using the same API (5)
Uses the SharedBook Reverse Publishing Platform, multiple streams of data containing the obituary, guest book entries and family photos automatically flow from Legacy.com to SharedBook where the...
SharedBook used its API and Google widgets to build Blog2Print, a new blog printing widget that can be used by writers and their readers to turn blog posts into books.
The BigOven Cookbook is a fast and simple way to gather and publish family or group recipe collections, including those that may be spread across multiple users around the world.
In a similar way that SoundCloud provides a creative and social outlet for aspiring and established musicians, so Wattpad provides an exciting tool that connects talented writers with a community of keen readers. It's an application created for web and mobile, facilitating a world-wide community that shares and discovers stories in an online, social environment. Wattpad's API opens up further possibilities, providing developers with access to this functionality and allowing them to integrate it with other applications or create new ones.
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.
||The OUIAPI integrates stops, fares, and passenger data into bus transportation applications in Europe. It is available in JSON format with an API Key. Ouibus is part of French state railways SNCF and...||Transportation||06.23.2016|
||The HomeAway API allows developers to get information on vacation home rental listings, access their accounts, and post reviews. HomeAway is a service that helps users choose and book a vacation...||Rentals||06.19.2016|
||The Travel Warnings API offers travel advisory from an aggregate consisting of 6 countries, and returns current travel danger data in JSON format. This data is combined to form a rating between 0 and...||Travel||06.16.2016|
||The BookRetreats API allows authorised partners direct and easy access to listings from over 500 retreats in over 100 locations worldwide. Database of retreats available as XML or JSON. Developers...||Booking||05.14.2016|
||The Travelbriefing.org Public API is a database-as-a-service platform that provides access to country-specific information about travel regulations and prevailing environmental conditions. Users...||Database-as-a-Service||05.09.2016|