Today in APIs: Exicon Acquires ApiAxle and 15 New APIs

Eric Carter, January 10th, 2014

ApiAxle has been acquired by Exicon. Plus, Snapchat releases update to fix security flaw and 15 new APIs.


Today in APIs: Travelport’s Universal API for Asia, the Box & Dignity $100k App Challenge, and 20 New APIs

Greg Bates, October 3rd, 2013

TravelportTravelport launches its API for Asia. Box and Dignity create health education contest with $100,000 prize and plus benefits. Plus: Parasoft API testing provides automated and continuous testing, Adaptly becomes Twitter Ads API partner, and 20 new APIs.


44 Booking APIs: Rezgo, TourCMS and Travelport

Wendell Santos, August 21st, 2012

RezgoOur API directory now includes 44 booking APIs. The newest is the WuBook Wired API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Rezgo API. We list 5 Rezgo mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of booking APIs.


134 Travel APIs: Kayak, Yahoo Travel and HotelsCombined

Wendell Santos, February 28th, 2012

KayakOur API directory now includes 134 travel APIs. The newest is the TakeABreak API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Kayak API. We list 12 Kayak mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of travel APIs.


33 APIs Used in 7 Days: Twitter, Twilio and WordPress.com

Adam DuVander, October 1st, 2011

This past week 26 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 33 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Framey, I Heart Quotes, iFixit, Shopify, Thrutu, Travel Booking Engine, Travelport and WordPress.com. The most often used APIs this week are Twilio, Twilio SMS and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (8 APIs, 18 mashups), Messaging (3 APIs, 9 mashups) and Photos (2 APIs, 3 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


Lots of Opportunities to Dive into Travel APIs

Stephen Joyce, June 21st, 2011
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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.


38 APIs Used in 7 Days: Twitter, Foursquare, Facebook and Netflix

Adam DuVander, April 9th, 2011

This past week 15 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 38 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Context.IO, Deal Magic, Facebook Real-time Updates, Google Font, Google Gmail OAuth, High Gear Media, Highrise, Hunch, Imgur, Netvibes, Simply Hired Jobs, Superfeedr, Travel Booking Engine, Travelport, TravEnjoy, Twick.it, Twitter Streaming and Yipit. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, Twitter and Twitter Streaming. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (8 APIs, 11 mashups), News (4 APIs, 4 mashups) and Shopping (3 APIs, 3 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


11 New APIs: Travel, FCC and Real-time Push

Adam DuVander, September 19th, 2010

This week we had 11 new APIs added to our API directory including a gps data sharing service, fitness tracking service, social television service and two real-time push services. Below is more details on each of these new APIs.


Travelport Prepares Universal API for Travel Industry

Alex Stone, September 17th, 2010

TravelportTravel information service, Travelport is about to release what many are calling a “game-changing” Universal API. The new API hopes to make tons of information more easily available to travel agents and travel-related companies by funneling several information sources into one, all encompassing, API.


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