Mashups using the same API (2601)
Mashup that helps you discover and share GPS tracks and waypoints on the web quickly and easily.
Good UK mashup displaying data from BBC travel news, BBC London traffic cams, local weather, geotagged Flickr photos and UK Gatso speed camera. By Dom Ramsey.
A map pinpointing all of the music shops in and around the District of Columbia.
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.
FlightStats, leading provider of global flight information, has launched the FlightStats Flex APIs to put FlightStats' rich data in the hands of third-party developers. The product is a suite of APIs that allows developers access to a variety of flight/airport data (i.e. flight status in near real-time, flights in progress tracking, map-based tracking, flight schedules and availability, and airport information). FlightStats' data covers 99.5% of U.S. flights, and more than 80% of commercial flights worldwide.
Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Travel and Safety. A Highlight today includes an API to access a database of information about the universe in George R. R. Martin's popular fantasy novel series. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
||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|
||NameShouts API provides name pronunciation abilities into applications. Using the API, you can get crystal clear pronunciations to a large database of names pronounced by Native Speakers. NameShouts...||Audio||04.25.2016|
||IATACodes is a system that provides International Air Transport Association codes for airports, airlines, cities, and aircrafts. Also, it provides information about countries, routes, and timezones....||Travel||04.15.2016|
||Wizie is a technology provider specialized in travel solutions. It offers a booking engine with different customization options that can be adapted to travel websites. The Wizie API consolidates the...||Travel||04.07.2016|
||SimpleVisa is an on-demand international travel authorization platform that can be integrated to business applications. This system works with countries that offer electronic travel authorizations....||Travel||04.06.2016|