The Tripian City List Ruby Sample Code demonstrates how to access the API with an API Key, make calls, and receive JSON responses in return. Developers can implement city list data with available cities, city info, and cities by coordinates.
Bike sharing, a common form of collective transportation outside the US, has started gaining traction in the US. A recent addition to the bike sharing scene, viaCycle, approaches the market differently than its competitors and hopes that its innovative approach will make it the Zipcar of bike sharing. viaCycle differentiates itself by combining the community aspect of bike sharing with "cutting edge IT." Within the IT competitive advantage lies the viaCycle API available for third-party app development.
BCD Travel recently introduced its SolutionSource Developer Hub. The developer hub arms developers with access to five APIs and data extracts that enable clients to build custom travel solutions for their company and pull/analyze their own company travel data. Those interested can apply for access.
A new bicycle wheel prototype is connecting the non-technical, everyday world to the Web. The Copenhagen Wheel attaches to an ordinary bike and helps its owner collect fitness and location data. From an iPhone, the rider can also see traffic and polution information and share their own data with friends. This real world mashup is one of many we're bound to start seeing released as we make our move toward living in the future.