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How much will it cost to hire that cabbie? The Yourtaximeter API gives access to such precise data that cab companies in the UK rely on it to give quotes. Yourtaximeter provides a tool anyone can use to calculate a fare. The API documentation, other than providing a link to where you can get an access key and noting responses are flexibly delivered in JSON or XML, is rather skimpy. That's actually a complement: minimal documentation reflects the fact that no coding skills are required.
Transport for London (TfL) expanded the open Transport for London API last week to include real-time data on bus information. Bus information that is usually posted in bus shelters is now available via the API. TfL already uses the data feeds that will be available via the API for its internal SMS service and TfL website. Londoners have already benefited from available data via text message updates regarding bus schedules. Now, developers outside TfL gain access to the same data TfL texts to Londoners on a daily basis.
The importance of providing an API for your application, irrespective of its intended use case, cannot be overstated. In this tutorial, Itay Herskovits explains the basics of RESTful architecture and how the Backand platform can be used to automatically build a REST API for an Agular application.