SOURCE: Yapta, Inc.
March 30, 2011 07:01 ET
Yapta Opens Up Airfare Tracking Technology to Developers
Beta of APIs Gives Developers First Go at Integrating Airfare Price Tracking & Price Assurance
SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - March 30, 2011) - Yapta, the leading provider of airfare tracking and hotel rate tracking services, today announced the availability of APIs that enable developers to integrate Yapta's core price tracking technology into their mobile and software applications or websites. Yapta's Airfare Price Tracking APIs, the travel industry's only APIs for tracking airfare prices, are available as part of a beta program for third-party developers.
Developers can apply to be a part of the Yapta API beta program through a simple registration at http://developer.yapta.com.
"For some time now we've received substantial interest in our price tracking technology -- from independent developers and travel startups to online travel agencies, credit card companies and travel suppliers," said Karim Meghji, VP Product at Yapta. "The beta program for our Price Tracking APIs is a great opportunity for developers to build powerful applications that help travelers get the most value from their travel spend, while giving us feedback on how we can improve our platform and technology."
Yapta's Price Tracking APIs enable applications to track pricing on specific flights offered from hundreds of airlines around the world. Flight prices can be monitored both before purchase -- in an effort to help travelers buy at the lowest price -- and after purchase, in an effort to help travelers capture an airline refund when the price drops. To date, Yapta's technology has conducted more than a billion price checks on millions of flights, revealing more than $350 million in savings for travelers. More information is available at http://developer.yapta.com.
Yapta helps travelers get the most value from their travel spending by providing easy-to-use tools, information and intelligence on air and hotel pricing. The company offers a range of travel price monitoring solutions that serve both the individual leisure and business traveler -- as well as larger travel organizations looking to provide additional value to their customers. For more information, visit www.yapta.com.