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Hotel Booking with Google Assistant

As the battle for the most helpful voice assistant persists, Google continues to enhance its Google Assistant product. This month at CES, Google announced a bevy of new interactions users can have with Assistant, including the ability to book a hotel room using voice commands. What is a Voice Assistant? […]

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The Impact of Messaging Apps on APAC Travel

The mobile-only world is fast approaching in the travel industry. In terms of mobile booking rates for hotels, Asia is far ahead of the rest of the world, and China is leading the pack with 60% of its online bookings made on a smartphone. North America and Europe stand at […]

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What You Actually Need to Know About the GDPR

Whether you hung on every word of Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional hearing, or you routinely click “share” without a second thought, you can’t help but be aware that data collection has become a hotly contested issue worldwide. Enter the GDPR —or, the General Data Protection Regulation—a regulation implemented by the European […]

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How AMP for Email Could Change the Way We Book Travel

Advertising hotels through email have always been a tricky proposition. To do so effectively requires the dissemination of useful and attractive information, and the volatility of the space makes this a difficult challenge. Frequently changing hotel rates, availability and offers have historically limited a travel brand’s abilities to market via […]

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Blockchains in the Travel Industry

As blockchain technology continues to grow in popularity, it’s only natural that we will see it in more industries. And with all the blockchain buzz, we have been asked, “How can this technology be applied to the travel industry and will there be any perceived benefits?” What is a blockchain? […]

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How AI is Changing the Travel Industry

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and neural networks are words that are often seen in today’s business technology headlines. Are robots taking over the world? Or are they just here to help you find the best hotel for your next holiday? Artificial intelligence may seem like the bane of some futuristic, […]

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TripAdvisor Teams Up with Snapchat for the Release of Context Cards

Snapchat has grown a lot in its six-year history. From selfies and flower crown filters to spectacles and geolocations, the company reports 173 million active daily users that post three billion snaps per day. And now the app’s latest update, which was announced last week, includes hotel and restaurant reservations […]

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SCORE-POWERED Metasearch with IgnitionOne

This week we announced a partnership with IgnitionOne that will enable Koddi to deliver SCORE-POWERED Metasearch to our clients. This newly integrated capability enables marketers to leverage IgnitionOne’s SCORE-POWERED Audiences for metasearch – and use the intelligence of first-party user engagement to inform bids for sponsored listings on metasearch results […]

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Developing with an Immutable Infrastructure

What is Immutable Infrastructure? Simply put, your hardware stack is created and maintained using the programming concept of immutability: once something is instantiated, it is immutable and does not change. If an update is needed (either from a scheduled upgrade or bug), a new instance is created to replace the […]

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Koddi Releases Scala Geocoding Library

Today Koddi is excited to announce the initial release of our own Scala Geocoding library. Here at Koddi, we value open source projects that allow small organizations to grow quickly and hope this project can return the favor for other developers out there!

A few may be asking why we chose to write our own library for something as simple as Geocoding. When we were researching libraries to use, we noticed a lack of high-quality Scala geocoding libraries. There are some available<, but most of them never really caught our eye, so we set out to write a clean, lightweight library that any Scala programmer can use. Before building the library, we had some clear-cut objectives: No 3rd-party dependencies, fully tested, compliant with the Google Geocoding API including tertiary parameters, and easy enough to use that developers would want to adopt this library. The Koddi Geocoder accomplishes all of these goals and some additional features we were able to roll in afterward. Let's dive in and take a look at some usage examples.

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