Some dream about it, others talk about it, Lyko did it. Yesterday we announced the official launch of our APIs. Real technological toolbox answering the challenges of MaaS (Mobility as a Service), Lyko provides you with all the functional and technological bricks you need to simplify the development of your own intermodal mobility solution. Through this article, we are going to present you the 4 arguments that will convince you to use our APIs in order to bring the best mobility experience to your users.
1. Direct access to the distribution systems of more than 1,500 mobility services
Public transport, trains, bus, VTC, car sharing services, car rental, carpooling, micro-mobility, parking,… Via our mobility marketplace “Lyko Mobility Store”, we allow you to connect instantly to the data and the distribution systems of more than 1500 mobility service providers. On a local, regional or international scale, allow your users to book their favorite mobility services in real time. From booking an SNCF train or a RATP bus ticket, to a VTC at Karhoo, to car rental with Avis Budget Group or a car-sharing vehicle with MILES Mobility GmbH,… Cover a large part of their mobility needs.
In order to simplify integration, we take care of feeding, centralizing and coordinating the different data sets of public and private actors. And this, whatever their format. This saves your technical teams from having to juggle different systems or spend months integrating key functionalities such as inventory or estimated time of arrival (ETA), and saves you time and money in research and development.
2.The integration of a powerful intermodal calculator to serve passenger information.
Schedule of the next bus, status of the network, geolocation of nearby parking lots, suggestion of the best route including several modes of transport, isochronous (very soon). By integrating our APIs, we guarantee to deliver the best passenger information. Our algorithms are capable of processing and hosting a much larger volume of data than the trip planning solutions already on the market.
Much more than a multimodal comparator, at Lyko we go further. Unlike existing Open Source journey planners such as Navitia or Open Trip Planner, our own algorithms enable us to plan intermodal journeys on a national scale. Equipped with a powerful intermodal trip planner, we offer your users the possibility to plan a door-to-door trip, combining all modes of transport. And they can do it any way they want. Relay parking + bus, or metro + bike sharing. Our team of experienced developers ensure interoperability between the different datasets.
3.A centralized payment solution, without any redirection
In order to ensure an end-to-end mobility experience, we integrate the payment, directly on your platform. Whatever the type of platform: website, mobile application, interactive terminals in stations for example, … Whatever the type or number of transportation used, our solution takes care of pooling each reservation into a single payment. Thanks to our partnership with the world leader in online payment, Stripe, you will be able to handle more than 135 different currencies and payment methods. Enough to give your mobility solution an international scope!
4.The Lyko Free offer allowing you to test the API
Because we, as a startup, know that it is not always easy to find the necessary funds to optimize your product. To avoid this, we want to make our MaaS technology accessible to ALL innovators. And this in particular with our LykoFree offer. Our first license including 5000 requests. An excellent way to allow you to test and familiarize yourself with our API.
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January 11, 2021