With Rome2Rio, users can discover how to arrive to any place in the world by plane, train, bus, ferry, and automobile. The Rome2Rio Ruby library by Alex Beregszaszi allows to interact with the API features that include point to point search, multi-hop planning, global coverage, and geo-coder technology just like the functionalities that can be seen in the Rome2Rio website. The author created this project for Soundtravel, a website that plans an entire travel itinerary to follow favorite world concerts. More at http://soundtravel.co/
Bike sharing, a common form of collective transportation outside the US, has started gaining traction in the US. A recent addition to the bike sharing scene, viaCycle, approaches the market differently than its competitors and hopes that its innovative approach will make it the Zipcar of bike sharing. viaCycle differentiates itself by combining the community aspect of bike sharing with "cutting edge IT." Within the IT competitive advantage lies the viaCycle API available for third-party app development.
Lyft is launching a developer program of its own in order to better compete with Uber. Lyft's first partner in this new endeavor is Facebook Messenger. Lyft hopes the program will eventually expand to see a wide number of developers add Lyft-hailing buttons to their own apps.
Have you had to pick someone up from the airport only to end-up doing several laps of the airport because the flight was late? This sort of setback due to arrival delays is one of those modern day inconveniences that FlightCaster and their FlightCaster API hope to eliminate.