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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Stripe Connect provides a powerful API and other tools you need to accept payments, as well as onboard, verify, and pay sellers and service providers (source: Stripe Docs).

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

The Transport API allows interested developers to build their own applications using public timetable data, whether they're on the web, the desktop or mobile devices. The aim of this unofficial API is to cover public transport within Switzerland. (source: Swiss public transport API documentation)

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

The Taxicode API is a collection of HTTP interfaces to Taxicode services so other business can benefit from their vast national taxi company directory and pricing engine. The main elements of the API are the ability to get quotes, book journeys and perform actions related to the booking made by an application or by authenticated Taxicode users. (source: Taxicode API Documentation)

Functionality provided: Fares / Prices, Payment, Trip booking
Last checked for availability: 01/30/2020

ThingsBoard is an open-source IoT platform for data collection, processing, visualization, and device management. (source: ThingsBoard)

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

Ultra Fast Geospatial Database & Geofencing Server. (source: Tile38)

Functionality provided: Error trapping / Geofencing
Last checked for availability: 07/10/2020

Calculate the toll costs for any HERE route while taking into account various vehicle profiles or get the cost-optimized route based on toll and vehicle costs (source: Here Developer documentation).

Functionality provided: Fares / Prices
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 provides information regarding Points Of Interest. (source: EMBERS API Gallery)

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

A fast, flexible way to add real-time and historical location to your IoT product (source: Here Developer documentation).

Functionality provided: Error trapping / Geofencing, Internet of Things, Markers on map, Messaging system (chat/notifications), Trip monitoring / sharing
Last checked for availability: 11/15/2019

The HERE Traffic API is a REST API that provides traffic flow and incidents information. Display map tiles with real-time traffic flow information overlays reflected as coloured lines drawn on affected streets and roads and get access to real-time traffic flow and incident data in XML and JSON (source: Here Developer documentation).

Functionality provided: Markers on map
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 provides information about traffic intensity. (source: EMBERS API Gallery)

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