The GDS company is the first among its counterparts to open its source code to third-party developers, according to Amadeus. Developers will be able to propose and build advances to Amadeus’ selling interface, opening up “a raft of new ideas,” the company said.
Getting past hurdles
The framework will also enable developers to get past some of the hurdles in the development of mobile applications, notably the fragmentation in devices and operating systems, which can make mobile development very expensive, according to Amadeus.
The Amadeus approach is a lightweight, “hybrid” mobile application that offers the performance of native apps that can be built using the ARIA Template framework, keeping costs under control.
Amadeus has been using the ARIA Templates framework internally for about three years to develop its professional web-based products, including Altéa Reservation Desk Top Web, the Internet-based interface for airline reservations agents, and Selling Platform Connect, the web-based GDS interface for travel agents.
The ARIA framework also powers the latest releases of Amadeus’ consumer-facing mobile apps for the company’s airline customers.
Developers who want to participate in the ARIA open-source community can find more information at ariatemplates.com. They can obtain the ARIA source-code at github.com.