Mashups using the same API (2577)
One of the most important--and too often forgotten--pieces of a successful API is promoting what developers have built. Doing so should be a win-win, as both platform and developer should benefit from third-party apps being discovered by users. Location-sharing service FourSquare just re-vamped its application gallery and now any developer can be included.
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 CarbonDoomsDay Web API is a RESTish Web service that is used to access climate change related data. It enables anyone to enhance NOAA's carbon dioxide data by building charts, sensor networks,...||Data||02.08.2018|
||The PSMA Buildings API provides data about over 8.8 million Australian buildings that includes 2D and 3D building footprints. This includes addresses, buildings, roof materials, elevation, average...||Addresses||01.24.2018|
USDA NASS Quick Stats
||The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Quick Stats is an on-line database containing official published aggregate estimates related to U.S. agricultural production. NASS develops these...||Agriculture||01.22.2018|
Dansk Supermarked Stores
||The Dansk Supermarked Stores API allows developers to access information on all of Dansk Supermarked's 1,500 stores in Denmark, Poland, Germany, and Sweden for Netto, føtex, Bilka, and Salling....||eCommerce||01.17.2018|
Foreca Weather Map
||The Foreca Weather Map API provides weather forecasts and observations as map overlays worldwide. Precipitation radar images, atmospheric weather forecasts, and satellite images are typically...||Weather||01.12.2018|