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/
DealAngel, hotel find engine, has launched a beta version of the DealAngel API. Traditionally, DealAngel provided a user-facing platform that allowed individuals to use its engine to hunt the best hotel rates. With the API, DealAngel hopes to serve as the underlying knowledge that drives 3rd party sites and apps that provide hotel search services.
Planning a trip, whether just down the road or into the next city, normally revolves around the distance of the desired location. It's common practice to search for the distance between two points on a map, then take a rough guess as to how long it will actually take to get there. But we all know that distance isn't the only factor to consider. What about mode of transport, peak traffic hours or alternate routes? All these can dramatically affect how long it actually takes to get to your destination. This post will discuss how iGeolise's Travel Time and the Travel Time API changes the way people search and the results that are produced.