Transports Publics Genevois (TPG), the primary public transportation system operator of the Geneva area, Switzerland, has officially launched the TPG Real-Time Open Data API which provides programmatic access to real-time, hourly TPG data such as commercial stops, traffic information and next departures.
A developer conference and associated awards package aims to create a developer community around business travel – a market worth over $250 billion each year. The Perfect Trip DevCon is the brainchild of Concur, a travel and expense automation service, built on a range of web and software as a service technologies and making use of a wide variety of financial and travel APIs (and accessible via the Concur API).
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.
Tour operators can’t find travelers who will hire them, while travelers are leery of tour operators because they don’t know who to trust. And those who bundle and sell tours are caught in the middle. World Travel and Tours solves that hairball by maintaining an inventory of reputable guides, and providing an intuitive platform that tours, tour affiliates and travelers can use. Key to this is the World Travel and Tours API, which accepts HTTP GET calls and returns data in XML. World Travel and Tours joins some 272 travel APIs in our directory.
Travelmanager helps charter bus services around the globe manage their operations, a $6 billion business employing 50,000 people in the US alone. From logistics to route planning that can save time and fuel costs, Travelmanager gives its clients a simple, clear interface for managing and growing their service. The Travelmanager API brings your data to third party developers, supporting calls such as booking a tour, quotes, and company profiles.
Word of mouth is the best kind of information when looking for advice on where to eat, places to stay, things to do and more. Applications like Yelp and Tripadvisor offer users great insight when it comes to reviews and recommendations, but Trippin’ In takes this concept to the next level by providing up-to-date social rankings; instant insight into what’s popular right now. The Trippin’ In API makes it possible for this functionality to be integrated into already existing recommendation applications, further enhancing their relevance and appeal to users.
Carpools are a great option for the daily commute to the office, especially for those who want to save a substantial amount on fuel or just simply want to minimise their carbon footprint by using their vehicles less. Carpoolworld is an application that works to help commuters and other travellers find others in nearby locations with similar transportation needs, to make ride-sharing arrangements. Carpoolworld also provides the Carpoolworld API that gives developers the option to create applications using this data.
OpenJaw Technologies, a leading online technology partner for the world’s biggest travel brands, has launched the OpenJaw Tribe Developer Community which provides developers access to the OpenJaw t-Retail Platform as well as to a variety of tools and resources that help simplify the integration of the platform into third-party applications.
Pinpointers, market leader in telematics and mobile workforce solutions, offers its entire suite of vehicle tracking and fleet management solutions via a series of APIs. Users simply keep an electronic box in each vehicle to be monitored and GPS sends desired information back to Pinpointers data centers. From driver behavior and fuel economy, to location and route selection, Pinpointers gives companies superior insight into their entire fleet.
When travelling, the first thing on the list of things to do after arriving at a destination is to get in touch with certain people to let them know you’re in town or just that you’ve arrived safely. Whether it’s sending a quick text, sending an email or ‘checking in’ on a social network, technology has made this easy enough to achieve while on the go. Oh Hey World is a service that makes use of all these options in the form of a simple application that allows users to share their location across multiple social networks, via text and email, with just one click. Oh Hey World’s API makes this functionality available to developers who may want to integrate it with other applications.