EFY Times  
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

 
GO
 
 

SITA Lab Invites Airlines To Trial New API Platform
 
Home >> Infotech >> Trends
 
SITA Lab Invites Airlines To Trial New API Platform  
 
   
Rate this news:  (0 Votes)
Thursday, June 21, 2012 In a move that could see a new wave of innovative travel applications being developed, SITA’s research technology team, SITA Lab, today invited airlines and developers to join trials of developer.aero. This is the API (application programming interface) developers’ portal which SITA Lab is now moving into its next phase of development.






The platform is being designed to enable airlines, airports and other industry players to extend existing IT processes by harnessing the application developer community to provide new apps for the industry and world travelers.

Jim Peters, CTO, SITA, said: “API-client architecture is the key enabler that is driving new-gen app development and allowing apps to be developed for virtually any platform. Exposing data or processes through APIs allows developers to create features that will benefit everybody. It opens the possibility of solutions being created that the companies might not have the resources to develop or for which they might not have even anticipated a consumer need.

“In the airline industry, for example, allowing developers access to data on checked bags as they pass through various checkpoints on their journey, can power a useful API for self-service baggage tracing. This is just one area on which our team at SITA Lab is focusing.”

If successful, this platform will open the door, in a secure and controlled manner, for application developers to access vast amounts of industry data enabling them to create applications for use on multiple devices, including mobiles and tablets.

Peters continued: “We expect that our research with developer.aero will promote innovation across the industry. Relationships with the developer community, both within and outside of the air transport industry, will be expanded and strengthened while the design of the portal will maintain control of data and infrastructure.”

SITA plans to have several APIs available on developer.aero. The first of these which SITA wants to trial with airlines is BagTrac. This API exposes data on the location of individual checked bags as they are scanned during the journey. As the leading IT provider to the air transport industry, SITA manages BagMessage which handles 1.2 billion bag messages every year. These include more than 400 million bag processing messages which give details of the exact location of a piece of luggage, for example, on a carousel at a particular airport, on the plane, in the baggage sortation area, etc. By exposing this data, SITA will be allowing developers to quickly and easily create niche solutions.

For those airlines interested with working with SITA Lab on BagTrac, developer.aero will enable the relevant data and business processes to be exposed so that developers can produce solutions that can track a bag like a parcel around the world. These solutions could also allow passengers to file a report from their mobile if something were to go wrong, providing updated routing instructions – a passenger self-service feature with potential huge cost savings for airlines.

Another API which SITA has made available is the Mobile Boarding Pass. No departure control or check-in system today provides a complete 2D, IATA-compliant, mobile boarding pass image creation and customizable message delivery process, to any mobile device. SITA is now exposing its solution so that airlines don’t have to create their own. This is a community offering which will work with any check-in system and is compatible with upcoming technologies such as Apple’s Passbook for iOS 6.

Today, 73% of passengers[1] would like to use 2D bar-coded boarding passes, yet to date only the major airlines with considerable IT resources have been able to deploy mobile boarding passes; other airlines are left struggling on how to deploy this in a cost-effective manner. This API gives airlines the opportunity to offer their passengers the convenience of these passes.

The APIs are only available to trial by airlines directly or developers who are authorized by that airline. They can access the platform and register to use it from today.



Print Email Post Comment 
(Total Views: 917)
 
Share

 
 
Infotech News
   
Windows 10 Flagship Smartphone To Launch This Summer!
HCL Employees May See A Sea-Change In Next Two Years - It's Restructuring Time!
8 Technologies That Tick-Off Linus Torvalds!
10 Fresh Tools For Web Developers
Internet Will Disappear From Our Background Soon, Claims Google Boss Eric Schmidt!
 
 
 
     
     
     
     
     
     
Most popular
 

Daily

Switch Comes Out Of Beta, Creating First Business Phone System For Google Apps Available To Enterprises And SMBs
Graybar Offers Webinar On Future Of Structured Cabling Systems
snom technology Appoints Olivier Gerling Chief Sales Officer
NewVoiceMedia Delivers Impressive Results For WGBH — Boosting Agent Productivity And Customer Experience
Glowpoint Launches Next Generation Enterprise Video Collaboration Platform Based On ServiceNow IT Service Management
ScanSource Signs Definitive Agreement To Acquire Nerwork1
Noble Systems Receives 2015 Product Of The Year From TMC’s CUSTOMER Magazine For Mobile Calling Analytics Solution
Vertix Consulting Releases Wireless Operations And System Performance Management White Paper – Available Now For Free Download
AT&T To Become First U.S. Carrier To Launch Commercial Support For WebRTC
Dimension Data Retains Its Leadership Position In The Magic Quadrant For Communications Outsourcing & Professional Services For 4th Consecutive Year
 
   

Weekly

Microsoft Azure Platform Development Is On; Docker Image Available On Ubuntu Server Now!
10 Must-Have Android Widgets!
Dropbox App Finally Debuts On Windows Phones And Tablets!
Top 7 Raspberry Pi Alternatives!
8 New Things To Check-Out In SUSE Linux 12!
Top 5 Arduino And Raspberry Pi Projects You Must Try!
10 Google Products That Failed Big Time!
10 Most-Required Skills For An Engineering Job At Google!
10 Most Disastrous Linux Malware Attacks!
10 Programming Languages That You Must Know
6 Products To Protect Your Digital Privacy!
Top 10 Open Source Mobile Tools For Workplace
Microsoft HoloLens Device To Become A Part Of Mars Explorations!
8 Best Java Tools That Every Java Programmer Must Use
Hybrid Pulls Ahead As Cloud Computing Reaches Maturity, Oracle Research Finds
8 Tips To Improve Cyber Security This Year!
 
   

Overall

Features
10 Budget Smartphones With Maximum Battery Life!
Here is the list of affordable Android smartphones under Rs 10,000/- that promise long lasting battery life....
8 Technologies That Tick-Off Linus Torvalds!
Linus Torvalds hates certain technologies for various reasons. Here are eight such technologies and his public statements about them....
10 Fresh Tools For Web Developers
Web designing is challenging but there are tons of frameworks and tools available to simplify the task of developers. Here is list of ten latest tool...
10 Gadgets That Can Empower Women Around The World!
Low-tech gadgets can make great difference for women in developing countries. Here are ten such gadgets that can make real difference in lives of wome...
5 Ways Big Data Can Affect Your Business!
Business leaders understand the revolutionary force of Big Data but this can be a disruptive threat for all businesses out there....
8 Smartphones That Got Price Cut In India!
Here is the list of top eight high-end smartphones that recently received price cut....
E-Commerce Companies To Hunt For Passive Talent Now!
The hottest segment in the industry is adopting to new strategy to fill job positions....
10 Reasons To Adopt To Remote Working!
Remote work is disrupting concept for the traditional tech industry which follows 9-to-5 grind. Here's why it needs to be changed! ...
Top 5 Tech Deals On This Republic Day Weekend!
All e-commerce sites are running Republic Day sale. Here are top five tech offers from the sale....
Top 10 Data Recovery Tools For Linux
There are many chances that make your system crash and you are not able to recover your precious data again. Here are ten data recovery tools for your...
9 Facebook Features That You May Not Have Heard Of!
Here is the list of nine cool features of Facebook that are not-so-popular....
Top 10 Quad Core Processor Powered Smartphones In India
Here is the list of ten popular Android smartphones that come with quad-core processor....
10 Must-Have Android Widgets!
Here is the list of ten Android widgets that can boost your productivity....
Top 5 Arduino And Raspberry Pi Projects You Must Try!
Open hardware projects let you understand the components that power the computing device. Here is the list of top 5 open hardware projects based on Ar...
6 Products To Protect Your Digital Privacy!
These six tools can help privacy concerned users to leave as little trace as possible while using internet connected technologies....
 
  View All
Dialogue
 
“Elcom Plans To Build A New State Of The Art R&D And Manufacturing Unit In Maharashtra", Reveals MD Girish V Vaze
Starting out as a small business to cater to the industry’s need for import substitutes, Elcom International has grown to be a leader in the field of ...
Delta Magnets Ltd To Enter Into JV With Chinese Company!
The company had partnered with TDK Japan for technology transfer to manufacture magnets in India....
"Littelfuse Is Growing At Around 20-25 Per Cent In India And Expect That To Continue", Predicts VP Deepak Nayar
On the electronics side, Littelfuse has registered an 8-10 per cent growth, year on year....
10 Questions That Google Never Asks While Hiring!
Here is a list of 10 questions that Google just banned from their interviews....
For Enjay, Open Source Technology Is A Way Of Life
An entirely open source-based company, Enjay IT Solutions, has built itself a reputation in the OSS domain....
   
  View All
Videos
 
First Look: LG Optimus G
The phone sports a high-end display and comes powered by a powerful processor. ...
Create QR-Codes For Free
TEC-IT releases the freeware QR-Code Studio to provide a quick and convenient way of QR code creation for every application scenario....
DoT Secretary Shares Plans For Growth Of Telecom Sector
M.F. Farooqui has recently taken charge as secretary, Department of Telecom....
Hands-On: Sony Xperia Z
Xperia Z is Sony's first entrant model in the big-screen smartphone category. ...
Hands On: Videocon A30 Smartphone
Videocon, the consumer electronics company which is known for its refrigerators, washing machine and air-conditioner has unveiled its Android-based sm...
   
View All
   
 
IFA 2014
 
IFA 2014: LG Launches 34-Inches Curved Monitor
The company is yet to confirm price and availability of the device....
IFA 2014: Intel Launches First Core M Range Of Processors
This range of processors is tailor-made for 2-in-1 devices which include a tablet and a laptop....
MWC 2014: Tablet Lets People Feel Textures On Its Screen
Now feel what you see on your tablet, by way of ultrasonic waves....
MWC 2014: 4K Android Tablet Games To Kill Consoles, iPad
Tablet makers like Samsung want to beat the iPad by making 4K tabs. ...
MWC 2014: This Vodafone Backpack Helps Get Network In Disaster Situations
Two engineers of Vodafone New Zealand displayed the "mini" mobile network by Vodafone substructure in a backpack. ...
MWC 2014: Wilocity Chipset To Bring 'Lightening' Speed To Mobile Phones
Wilocity has developed a WiGig chipset for mobile phones that will bring lightning-fast wireless capability ...
MWC 2014: Samsung Introduces Octacore, Hexacore Chipsets
The Korean giant, Samsung unveiled two new octacore and hexacore chipsets at MWC 2014, in Barcelona. The company previously used Exynos 5 Octa 5410 ch...
   
View All
   
 
Events
 
19th Consumer Electronic Imaging Fair To Be Held On ...

View All
   
   
 
 

home archives contact us advertise with us
           
Magazines Portals Directories Events News Verticals Educational Institute  
Electronics for You
Open Source for You
Electronics Bazaar
electronicsforu.com
efytimes.com
opensourceforu.com
electronicsb2b.com
Electronics Annual Guide
EFY EXPO INDIA
EFY EXPO WEST
ELECTRONICS ROCKS
EFY Awards
OSIDAYS Expo
Electronics
Infotech
Linux & Open Source
Consumer Electronics
Science & Technology
BPO
EFY Techcenter

Educational Kits
Kitsnspares.com  
 
 
© Copyright 2015 EFY Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.
All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without written permission is prohibited.
Usage of the content from the web site is subject to Terms and Conditions