Sabre Corporation, a technology provider to the travel industry, is launching its new FareNabber API today at Sabre's TTX innovation conference in Las Vegas, which will help travel companies and developers to create a smarter, more personalized experience for consumers when shopping for airfares.
Today OnStar, a GM company focused on in-car communication and security, announced what it calls an API. Though not yet released, nor totally open and perhaps not even an API, the move is certainly part of "car as a platform." Building apps for cars is a movement that hasn't seen much progress since Ford's announcement two years ago. Though there is still a lot of potential, especially with the car culture in much of the US, some have questioned whether safety will stifle in-car apps.