Amadeus opens up code library to third party developers

Amadeus claims it will be both quicker and easier for travel companies to build web-based products, particularly mobile applications, as it opens up part of its code to third party developers.

The GDS is allowing outside developers to access some of its library of code, meaning that when developers are building new user interfaces based on Amadeus code, they can make alterations to tailor it to their specific needs, rather than having to wait for the next update release.

The specific technology framework being opened up is the Amadeus ARIA Template, which is written in JavaScript. This technology already forms the basis of Altéa Reservation Desk Top Web and Selling Platform Connect.

Amadeus vice president of product development, sales and e-commerce development Denis Lacroix said: “Opening our code to third party developers is a critical step to achieving our technology vision and ensures Amadeus customers will benefit from the widest possible range of development innovation”.

“Many of the world’s most successful applications are built to run on open-source platforms like Google’s Android. With this progressive move our selling interfaces are now open to clever ideas from around the world. In addition, the use of ARIA Templates within Amadeus is increasingly pervasive, with upcoming products in Hotel IT and Airport IT”.

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