Travel Plans Made Easy With Momondo’s API

Candice McMillan, February 26th, 2013

MomondoAnyone can be their own travel agent with access to all the information they need online. But when trying to plan the perfect trip, internet users may feel bombarded by the vast amount of information available and may not even know where to start. is just the kind of tool that would be relevant in this situation. It’s a travel site that provides users with the best prices for flights, hotels and car rentals. Momondo also provides an the Momondo API that allows developers to integrate this functionality with other relevant applications.

DealAngel Offers Unique Hotel Deal Find Technology to Others via API

Eric Carter, February 20th, 2013

DealAngelDealAngel, hotel find engine, has launched a beta version of the DealAngel API. Traditionally, DealAngel provided a user-facing platform that allowed individuals to use its engine to hunt the best hotel rates. With the API, DealAngel hopes to serve as the underlying knowledge that drives 3rd party sites and apps that provide hotel search services.

Have You Driven a Ford API Lately? Round Up on the Connected Car

Greg Bates, February 6th, 2013

FordCar companies from Ford and GM to Toyota and BMW, are racing to transform the car into a platform. According to Programmableweb’s own Janet Wagner, Ford recently released an API to connect its SYNC AppLink system to developer apps.

BlindSquare Utilizes FourSquare API to Bring Location Data to Blind Users

Eric Carter, December 13th, 2012

foursquareBlindSquare founder, Ilkka Pirttimaa, once browsed over Wikipedia’s Augmented Reality article and realized the concept focused solely on vision. Pirttimma believed the concept could expand to audio; thus, the idea for BlindSquare was born. The BlindSquare app provides “a new solution that combines the latest technology to help the daily life of the blind.” BlindSquare pulls data from the FourSquare API and alerts users of restaurants, stores, and other locations surrounding them via audio instructions.

Plan Your Cab Rides With TaxiFareFinder API

Candice McMillan, December 11th, 2012

TaxiFareFinderWhen it comes to taxis, most of us assume the fare is going to be a little too much, and we’d probably think twice before jumping into any cab without first knowing how much the trip will cost and if the driver is ripping us off. TaxiFareFinder is a cab fare calculator that helps users to get an estimate on how much their taxi trip will cost from one destination to the next.

Travel With A Homely Touch: 9Flats API

Candice McMillan, December 7th, 2012

9flatsThere are many ways to travel and experience new places, and it doesn’t always have to include impersonal and expensive hotels. Imagine having your own warm, more personal space when you travel; a home away from home that cuts travel costs as well. This is the concept behind 9Flats. It’s a service that connects those who have a room, apartment or house to rent with those looking for more personal, affordable, alternative accommodation. The 9Flats API makes this functionality available to third party developers who may want to integrate it with other applications.

Verbalizeit: Instant Human Translation Right When You Need it Most

Greg Bates, November 16th, 2012

VerbalizeItHave you ever been sick in a foreign country but unable to communicate what you needed? Or robbed and needing help without the cash to pay for it or the language to convey it? That’s what happened to the two founders who went on to create Verbalizeit out of that experience, Ryan Frankel and Kunal Sarda. Their Verbalizeit API lets you connect users to human translators on conference calls and on the web.

FlightStats API Goes MultiLingual

Curtis C. Chen, November 15th, 2012

FlightStatsLet’s talk languages: in this case, not computer programming languages, but human languages. According to the 2009 edition of the SIL International publication Ethnologue: Languages of the World, the estimated 328 million English speakers in the world are dwarfed by the 1.2 billion people who speak Chinese as a first language. And though English has become the lingua franca of many tech industries, users still prefer to interact with products and services in their native tongue. No doubt this was one of the factors which led FlightStats, Portland-based provider of global flight tracking and airport information, to start offering its FlightStats API data in languages other than English.

Come on Back! NCR’s Aloha Loyalty API

Greg Bates, October 24th, 2012

NCR Aloha LoyaltyThe NCR Aloha API helps restaurants, hotels and other hospitality businesses create rewards for customers based on everything from visit frequency to points accumulation.

JetSetMe Has Something to Show You

Kevin Sundstrom, October 15th, 2012

JetSetMeJetSetMe is a project that visually displays the roaming habits of mobile phones that operate on the O2 network. The company Provides the JetSetMe API that allows developers to create applications that make use of this data. In the United Kingdom O2, owned by Telefónica, is the second-largest telecommunications provider. JetSetMe taps into network resources to access the information necessary to understand how users move throughout Europe.

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