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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An interactive map, or Street View panorama can be embedded onto a website, using a simple HTTP request. (source: Google Maps Platform documentation)

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

With the Maps SDKs, maps based on Google maps data can be added to an application. The SDK automatically handles access to the Google Maps servers, map display, and response to user gestures such as clicks and drags. Markers, polylines, ground overlays and info windows to the map can also be added. (source: Google Maps Platform documentation)

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

A comprehensive framework for building enterprise-grade conversational AI experiences (source: Microsoft Bot Framework).

Functionality provided: Messaging system (chat/notifications)
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 for EMBERS Mobility as a Service platform. (source: EMBERS API Gallery)

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

The core of the EMBERS project is to prepare a smart city mobility platform, called the Mobility Backend as a Service (MBaaS). With this API, you can get the best route to your destination. (source: EMBERS API Gallery)

Functionality provided: Route planner
Last checked for availability: 01/30/2020

Navitia is an open-source web API, built to provide traveller information on urban transportation networks. It features journey planning, next departures and arrivals, timetables, places nearby, transport exploring and isochrones. (source: Navitia)

Functionality provided: Markers on map, Route planner, Timetables
Last checked for availability: 11/15/2019

Node-RED is a programming tool for wiring together hardware devices, APIs and online services in new and interesting ways. (source: Node-RED)

Functionality provided: Internet of Things
Last checked for availability: 02/17/2020

The core of the EMBERS project is to prepare a smart city mobility platform, called the Mobility Backend as a Service (MBaaS). This API provides information about off-street parking areas. (source: EMBERS API Gallery)

Functionality provided: Markers on map
Last checked for availability: 01/30/2020

The core of the EMBERS project is to prepare a smart city mobility platform, called the Mobility Backend as a Service (MBaaS). This API provides information about on-street parking areas. (source: EMBERS API Gallery)

Functionality provided: Markers on map
Last checked for availability: 01/30/2020

The goal of OneBusAway is to improve the usability of public transit. It provides a number of open-source tools and applications, including a RESTful API, to help transit agencies, riders, and developers work with public transit systems. (OneBusAway documentation)

Functionality provided: Background map, Markers on map, Route planner, Timetables, Trip monitoring / sharing
Last checked for availability: 11/15/2019
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