Mashups using the same API (2958)
Google webapp to find discounts on Amazon
Uses the Google Maps API for multi point driving directions. The user can select any Long Island winery and generate directions for their wine tour.
Travel planning site for independent travelers integrating Google Maps, Flickr, and various social networks for photo albums, trip planning, blogging and guide browsing.
Although mashups started out in the consumer space, their success makes a migration into corporate IT environments inevitable. Firms exploring this new software development model may struggle at first to understand the importance of mashups from a corporate perspective. In the upcoming book, Mashup Patterns, author Michael Ogrinz provides a collection of use-case driven patterns intended to explain the value of enterprise mashups to both technical and non-technical readers. We recently interviewed Michael about the patterns and what he hoped to achieve with his book.
There is something to be said for simplicity, especially when it comes to applications that leverage web APIs for mobile devices. Enter Sparrow, an application for the iPhone, that serves as a good example of how a few web APIs can be elegantly implemented for use on a mobile device.
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.
||The Indian Rail API allows developers to search reserved, un-reserved, and suburban trains using a single interface. This API uses a database of information drawn from multiple sources to cover all...||Transportation||04.19.2017|
||The MyWakes API allows developers to access the MyWakes platform for GPS location detection. Developers can use the API to create and manage their tracks, consumers, users, etc. as well as generate...||Transportation||04.19.2017|
Skyscanner Flights Live Prices
||The Skyscanner Flights Live Prices API allows developers to access live pricing data for flights. Users must create a live pricing service session before they can obtain any data. Client-side...||Air Travel||04.15.2017|
Skyscanner Flights Cache Prices
||The Skyscanner Flights Cache Prices API retrieves the cheapest quotes, routes, and dates from Skyscanner's cached prices. The cheapest dates for a given route can also be retrieved as a 2D array,...||Air Travel||04.15.2017|
||The SITA Weather API allows developers to build weather prediction applications. The RESTful API generates data of current and forecasted weather conditions in different parts of the world. It is...||Air Travel||03.31.2017|