OPEN SOFTWARE TOOLS / APIs

One of the goals of HiReach is to provide useful software tools for start-ups involved in the Start-Up Lab, aiming at working in the transport poverty domain, that will be used in their own software as a support for their services. In this regard, an online repository was built, containing already existing open software tools / APIs, clustered around the functionalities they provide.

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UserInfuser provides customizable gamification elements designed to increase user interaction on websites. The project involves badging, points, live notifications, and leader boards. Additionally, the platform provides analytics to track user participation (source: Google Code Archive).

Functionality provided: Gamification
Last checked for availability: 11/15/2019

The core of the EMBERS project is to prepare a smart city mobility platform, called the Mobility Backend as a Service (MBaaS). This is an API that allows the creation of vehicle trips and insertion of traces, which will be used to generate a route geometry. (source: EMBERS API Gallery)

Functionality provided: Markers on map, Route planner, Trip monitoring / sharing
Last checked for availability: 01/30/2020

Show venue maps with floor levels, connectors, access points and Places/store information (source: Here Developer documentation).

Functionality provided: Background map, Markers on map
Last checked for availability: 11/15/2019

Get the optimum sequence of a given set of waypoints based on time or distance travelled, or by considering the commercial value at each location. Solves what's also known as "the traveling salesman problem (source: Here Developer documentation).

Functionality provided: Route planner
Last checked for availability: 11/15/2019

The HERE Destination Weather API is a RESTful API that provides weather forecasts and reports on current weather conditions, information on severe weather alerts, and information about when the sun and moon rise and set, and the phase of the moon. (source: Here Developer documentation)
Examples of information that may be available in weather reports include:
- Descriptions of the overall weather, temperature, precipitation, and wind in supported languages.
- Numerical data on temperature, humidity, dew point, precipitation, wind and visibility.
- Forecast alerts, severe warnings and watches for supported NWS alert types and for supported global alert types.
 

Functionality provided: Weather data / forecast
Last checked for availability: 11/15/2019

Easily create text or voice-based bots that humans can chat with on their preferred messaging platform (source: Wit.ai).

Functionality provided: Messaging system (chat/notifications)
Last checked for availability: 11/15/2019

This GitHub repository is a documentation of Bike and Scooter Sharing APIs, as public transport and multimodal routing apps could benefit from showing nearby bikes from bike sharing services. (source: WoBike)

Functionality provided: Markers on map
Last checked for availability: 11/15/2019

Zoho Mail's REST API allows integration of Zoho Mail modules with third-party applications and services. (source: Zoho Mail Rest API overview)

Functionality provided: Messaging system (e-mail)
Last checked for availability: 01/30/2020
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