Mashups using the same API (2606)
Wall Street Journal mashup uses Google styled maps to show what areas of New York City have the most Metro Card usage.
Used to highlight countries you have visited. Supports Google Maps and Google Earth with a browser plugin. Provides an embeddable HTML code so bloggers and website owners can embed it into their site...
A mashup of Google Maps and every New York City location used in filming the movie Ghostbusters and its sequel Ghostbusters 2 that a person might be likely to visit on a trip to Manhattan.
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.
If there is a segment that is ripe for integration it is travel. APIs in the travel segment have been around for a very long time. In fact, some of the earliest APIs are based on Electronic Data Interchange, which dates back to the 1960s. Granted many of these connections are highly complex enterprise only integrations, it is a history that should bode well for modern day integrations, should it not? Despite a long history of interconnectedness, much of the travel space still remains behind closed doors. The major global distribution systems, represented by Sabre, Travelport, and Amadeus all offer powerful APIs of their own, but their commercial requirements tend to be out of the league of most application developers. In spite of the limitations the travel industry has effectively self imposed, there still exists many opportunities to monetize sites using travel APIs. There are several types of APIs available in the travel space. Most are transactional and some are content driven. Let's take a look a broad categorization of available travel APIs.
Travel reservation site Expedia starting working on its Expedia API back in 2009, according to the changelog. It has three APIs, covering hotels, flights and cars. Don't be shy. Expedia has been expecting you. The Expedia developer site has all the warmth and care of a fine bed and breakfast. They clearly want to invite you in, make you comfortable, and get your development project of the ground. Though they do have a couple hoops to jump through, as well.
||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|
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|
||The SITA Weather APIallows 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 well...||Air Travel||03.31.2017|