FlightStats Flex APIs Open Flight Data to Developers

Eric Carter, September 5th, 2012

FlightStatsFlightStats, leading provider of global flight information, has launched the FlightStats Flex APIs to put FlightStats’ rich data in the hands of third-party developers. The product is a suite of APIs that allows developers access to a variety of flight/airport data (i.e. flight status in near real-time, flights in progress tracking, map-based tracking, flight schedules and availability, and airport information). FlightStats’ data covers 99.5% of U.S. flights, and more than 80% of commercial flights worldwide.

Open or Closed API: Six Guidelines to Help CIOs Make the Call

Loraine Lawson, August 29th, 2012

ExpediaMore enterprises are paying attention to the business-building potential of open APIs, and it’s not hard to figure out why. When companies like Expedia tell ReadWriteWeb that APIs (check out the Expedia API) contribute about 90 percent of its $2 billion a year, you can bet CFOs and CEOs will take notice.

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.

Boston to discuss Big Data this September

Romin Irani, July 18th, 2012

It should come as no surprise to anyone that “Big Data” is being reckoned as the next big opportunity in Technology. With the explosion in the number of mobile devices and social networks, the data being generated on a daily basis is mind-boggling and companies are tapping into this data to both understand consumer behaviour and gauge patterns for future products. If you are in Boston this September, the Big Data Innovation conference organization by The IE Group, brings everything under one roof for 2 power packed days that discuss Big Data.

39 Affiliate APIs: Best Buy, Zanox and Expedia

Wendell Santos, June 27th, 2012

Best Buy BBYOpen ProductsOur API directory now includes 39 affiliate APIs. The newest is the Omnistar API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Best Buy BBYOpen Products API. We list 8 Best Buy BBYOpen Products mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of affiliate APIs.

Marketing Your API as a Product

Guest Author, April 24th, 2012

MasheryWith Microsoft charging for Bing Search API and Google doing the same for high-volume Maps queries, 2012 is shaping up as the year the API graduates from cool technology to bona fide product. Increasingly, APIs are powering business models, revenue streams, and brand reach. From Klout to Instagram, at virtually every hot startup an API is central to the business plan.

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.

Thanks ProgrammableWeb Sponsors

Wendell Santos, January 6th, 2012

ProgrammableWebAs we put a bow on 2011 and welcome 2012, it’s a good time to reflect on what has been a year of tremendous growth for ProgrammableWeb. We now list over 4,700 APIs and 6,300 mashups in our directory. Our team continues to grow in order to bring you all of this new content along with the latest news and trends about the web as a platform. All of this is made possible by our sponsors and partners. We take this time to say thank you and offer you this chance to learn more about the companies that make our site possible.

The Complex and Potentially Lucrative World of Hotel APIs

Stephen Joyce, October 31st, 2011

There is no doubt that there is a lot of money to be made in travel.  Heck, travel (globally) accounts for over 12% of the World’s GDP.  That is some serious coin.  You have an incredible idea for a web application that is going to make travellers love you and make you rich at the same time.  The question is… who should I connect with and why?  Here is a quick run down on the pros and cons of connecting with the likely, and not so likely, hotel distribution partners.

35 APIs Used in 7 Days: Amazon eCommerce, Google Plus, Groupon

Wendell Santos, October 29th, 2011

This past week 16 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 35 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include 8coupons, Agendize Action, Avvo, Expedia, Google Distance Matrix, Google Plus, Google Sidewiki, Hoiio SMS, Hoiio Voice , Mendeley, PLoS Search and The most often used APIs this week are Amazon eCommerce, Google Maps and Twilio. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (6 APIs, 9 mashups), Social (4 APIs, 6 mashups) and Telephony (4 APIs, 5 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:

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