Irish travel technology developed OpenJaw Technologies has opened up its systems to approved third party developers.
The launch of the Tribe Developer Community comes on the eve of the firm’s annual t-Retailing summit in Dublin tomorrow.
A Tribe API has been created to reduce the time to market and boost innovation in travel by allowing companies to integrate with OpenJaw’s travel retailing platform.
Kieron Branagan, chief executive of OpenJaw, said: “In the world of internet services, fast paced innovation is a key element to success.
“Traditionally travel selling and rapid innovation rarely go hand-in-hand, largely due to the complexities inherent in the travel selling process.
“By providing third-party developers with access to powerful, industry-grade t-Retail Platform technology and the necessary tools and support, Tribe sets the stage for dramatic growth in the availability of exciting travel shopping services. Tribe is a game changer.”
OpenJaw said Tribe provides a complete framework of tools and resources required to develop storefront services, across desktop, mobile, and other devices including:
– Access to the optimum environment to commercially innovate with the t-Retail Platform
– Freedom to consume the Tribe API
– Sample code
– Production quality test systems to enable safe and accurate testing
– Engineering support
– Online documentation library
– Developer forum
InterGlobe Technologies, Alliants, Mindtree, Frontend.com, and On Travel Solutions have signed up to the Tribe Community, and are developing services for customers.
InterGlobe Technologies, chief executive Vipul Doshi, said: “InterGlobe Technologies (IGT) is committed to delivering innovation and business excellence for the travel industry.
“This partnership with OpenJaw Technologies integrates our technology and travel industry expertise to deliver optimum solutions in a most efficient manner.”
Tristan Gadsby, Alliants chief executive added: “We like to deliver faster and more cost effectively than our competitors, which means we need to carefully choose leading companies to work with.
“That is why joining the OpenJaw Tribe Community made such sense to us. Developing with the t-Retail Platform technology will enable us to help our travel customers grow and grow fast.”
OpenJaw plans to open up the developer network to educational institutions and start-ups to give them the platform to test their models.
Global start-up incubator VaultAPD is working with OpenJaw and supporting the Tribe initiative.