Mashups using the same API (1)
It's always exciting to see those outside the web industry using an API to improve their sites. NY Times First Look blog has a great example of what Dallas Public Library has done with the Best Sellers API.
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 Twitter API has taken a winding road since its initial launch in 2006. Since 2012, Twitter has continued to clamp down on API consumption and usage, often to the dismay of the developer community. However, Twitter continues to understand the value of API features to its growth and the developer community.
UAE Car Registration
||UAE Car Registration API aids the real-time retrieval of registration details along with technical data and functionality characteristics of vehicles bearing UAE number plates. Instead of prodding...||Auto||05.16.2016|
||The Bing Autosuggest API offers an intelligent autocompletion service by sending a partial search query to Bing. Suggestions can include user intent such as relevant weather information. Currently, a...||Search||05.13.2016|
Bing News Search
||The Bing News Search API returns a list of world news from a search query which can be filtered by local news, topic, and searchable metadata. Results include information such as authoritative images...||Search||05.13.2016|
Bing Video Search
||The Bing Video Search API returns a list of relevant videos from a search query, and offers metadata such as publisher and creator info, encoding format, video length, and view count. This API...||Search||05.13.2016|
Bing Image Search
||The Bing Image Search API returns a list of relevant images from a search query which include thumbnails, full image URLs, publishing website information, and image metadata. Also, it offers several...||Search||05.13.2016|