Mashups using the same API (2574)
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.
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||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|
City of Chicago Divvy Trips
||The City of Chicago Divvy Trips API supports the development of apps for individual divvy bike sharing trips. It offers users access to detailed descriptions of the origins, destinations, and...||Transportation||08.29.2016|
Skyscanner Referrals Service
||This API is a referral service that allows you access to the required Skyscanner web page based on the given query including; date, origin and/or destination. Skyscanner is a global travel search...||Travel||08.10.2016|
Skyscanner Location Autosuggest Service
||This API allows you to get a list of places in Skyscanner that match the query string. It also allows you to get information about a specific place given it's ID. Skyscanner is a global travel...||Travel||08.10.2016|