Built by Andrew Page, "uber" is an unofficial Ruby wrapper for the Uber API. Using "uber," Ruby developers can integrate the power of the Uber API into 3rd party Ruby applications. Calls to the Uber API can be made to request information on available car types, driver location expressed in geo-coordinates, time estimates, estimated prices (including currency conversion when applicable), as well as user account history and activity.
There is no doubt that there is a lot of money to be made in travel. Heck, travel (globally) accounts for over 12% of the World's GDP. That is some serious coin. You have an incredible idea for a web application that is going to make travellers love you and make you rich at the same time. The question is... who should I connect with and why? Here is a quick run down on the pros and cons of connecting with the likely, and not so likely, hotel distribution partners.
The long awaited Airbnb API is officially here. While Airbnb has publicly announced its official API, the API is not completely open to the public. Those interested must apply from access. Public documentation is not currently available. The focus of the initial API launch is the supply side.
Looking through our directory of travel APIs and getting lost? That's no surprise; we've cataloged 168 of them so far. Fortunately, Valentin Dombrovsky, CEO of Travelatus did a great service by focusing on the 5 he says, "are the ones that offer interesting opportunities for your site—no matter who you are, an OTA, an airline or a hotel chain, for example." Writing for Tnooz, the magazine that talks travel tech, his 5 picks are rome2rio, DealAngel, Evature, Flightstats, and InKnowledge's Taxi Fare Calculator.