Mashups using the same API (2836)
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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.
Even though Alaska Airlines was one of the first airlines to offer an iPhone application, allowing travelers to check-in and use their phone as mobile boarding pass, early efforts were essentially just "screen-scraped" from the companies website, providing a very poor user experience, not really delivering on the process of the mobile web. Since you're a ProgrammableWeb reader, you can probably guess what the company needed. After all, mobile has fueled API growth.
Body Labs SOMA Shape
||The SOMA Shape API provides a programmatic interface to get shape and measurement values from images, height, weight, and gender. The API implements two types of resources: files and artifacts,...||Measurements||07.20.2017|
Pandascore Live Websocket
||The Pandascore Live Websocket API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality and data of Pandascore with other applications. Some example API methods fetching events and connecting...||Sports||07.06.2017|
||The Pandascore REST API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality and data of Pandascore with other applications. Some example API methods include filtering data, retrieving league...||Sports||07.06.2017|
||The Soclip API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Soclip with other applications. Public documentation is not available; interested developers should contact Soclip for...||Music||07.04.2017|
Kosmos eSync Connect
||The Kosmos eSync Connect API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Kosmos with other applications. Public documentation is not available; API access comes with account...||Integration||07.03.2017|