July 28, 2011
Holidays and restful breaks are an important part of maintaining a happy and healthy lifestyle, and there are a lot of services out there that help to make holiday planning easy by eliminating the need to search through reams of accommodation options. The problem is, as much as the information offered online is extensive, it doesn't always guarantee that the chosen hotel will live up to how it's been portrayed in the pictures or that it will provide the desired experience. Escapio is a German booking portal that takes online hotel booking a step further. The service categorises it's hotels according to lifestyle criteria and accommodation types; all hand-picked, unique and of a specific quality standard. Escapio also makes this data available via the Escapio API.
A learning management system (LMS) is a way to track, report, document and deliver online educational resources. The Tin Can API, provided by SCORM, is attempting to rethink the way that LMSs receive and catalogue information.
OCWSearch, the search engine for OpenCourseWare courses, has launched a search API. With courses from major universities such as MIT, Stanford or Yale, OCWSearch API now lets you search the full index and get information about course title, date, description or names of instructors.