Mashups using the same API (2581)
Google Maps mashup of Web 2.0 applications showing where approximately 200 web startups are located. By Ryan Williams.
Travel advisories in the UK on a Google Map (with BBC Backstage data).
By combining the Motel 6 property database with a list of attractions and cross-indexing them in Google Maps, the Attraction Finder functions as a searchable trip planner. Also, make a reservation...
It's funny that when I talk to people in the travel industry about mashups and APIs, most of them get glazed looks in their eyes. Throw in terms like location based services or geospatial awareness and I've lost them. What most of them don't realize is that the majority of the travel apps that are starting to come out, both online and for mobile are mashups that are relying on location awareness and geospatial data. Many of them, like Pocketvillage are a consumer interface on top of a variety of APIs all normalized for a single homogenous user experience. That's right, it's essentially a metasearch tool that pulls in content from a variety of sources including Viator, GetYourGuide, TourCMS, Rezgo, AirBnB, and many others. What differentiates a metasearch like Pocketvillage from other metasearch applications however, is the fact that with location based services enabled, Pocketvillage can return content based on your current location. The issue right now however is that not all geo data is equal. Not all APIs provide geolocation information and some return it based on different criteria.
One of the key rules of having any service online is the ability to measure everything. Metrics like number of users, requests, where the requests originate, most frequently requested data and many more play an important role in not only fine tuning your services but also give a good measure of what it is going to cost you to run your online business as you scale up. SMSMyBus, a mobile telephone application that lets you find real time bus arrivals for the Madison Metro (WI) has just completed a year of existence and has published a report exactly of that.
AirHex Airline Special Offers
||The AirHex Airline Special Offers API allows developers to programmatically query a database of airlines special offers. This database includes more that 85,000 special offers with departures from...||Air Travel||01.05.2017|
Trafiklab ResRebot Travel Planner
||The Trafiklab ResRobot Travel Planner REST API provides travel planning data for all of Swedish public transport. That includes time tables for all trains, busses, subways and trams in Sweden. Data...||Transportation||12.29.2016|
||The AirMap API integrates tools that help create GIS, and drone applications. The API offers information related to advisories, notice requirements, and can interact with airspace obstacles, and...||Mapping||12.26.2016|
||With the Elevation API you can get the elevation of a geographic point and can be used with the Python lib elevation API. The data provided comes from the ASTER GDEM dataset, a product of NASA and...||Geography||12.13.2016|
||The TripGo API allows you to plan door-to-door trips using a large variety of public and private transport. It integrates real-time information and, for selected providers, allows users to book and...||Transportation||12.12.2016|