Mashups using the same API (2577)
There is a new wave of mapping APIs that are helping developers provide better location feedback to users. These "reverse geocoders" do more than just return an address. Instead, they provide meaningful names associated with the place, such as a business. In some cases, it gets even more specific.
Developers have seen the value of mapping APIs. Look no further than our list of map mashups for proof that there's a lot of value in maps to visualize location data. But how useful are web maps to a humanitarian organization? When you're working in more than 30 countries, as MercyCorps is, perhaps the answer is obvious.
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 Event Registry API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Event Registry with other applications. The API methods include searching for and retrieving news articles as...||Search||09.27.2017|
Dow Jones Content
||The Dow Jones Content API [Beta] supports the search and retrieval of news and other items from the Factiva content platform. Apart from implement curation of news articles the API's endpoints can...||Content||09.27.2017|
Indogsm Cell Phone Tracker
||The Indogsm Cell Phone Tracker API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Indogsm with other applications. Public documentation is not available. Indogsm provides cell phone...||Mobile||09.06.2017|
||Sygic's Autocomplete search is web based service that allows you to search as you type, providing suggestions that best match your input that is based on input string and your geolocation. The Sygic...||Travel||08.06.2017|
Sygic Route Optimization
||The Sygic Route Optimization API helps to find optimal waypoint sequence for routes with up to 200 stops. This request includes; Settings, Locations, Vehicles and more. The Sygic Travel itinerary...||Air Travel||08.06.2017|