EXCITING new things going on at Onboard Informatics! In addition to a ground breaking new product, the New Year will find some additions to our current product line. We are excited to introduce a web service interface for our bulk amenities (business listings) content set. This new service will reduce data management costs for our clients by allowing them to request and retrieve information on over 4 million public and private establishments in real time. Gone will be the need to download massive flat files to update your data base servers each month. Instead, Onboard will process updates to our web service infrastructure and your developers can focus on user interfaces and business requirements.
Your end users will still get the same great, detailed amenities information that they received before, PLUS an extra feature that is only available through our Amenities web service: Yelp reviews and ratings. With over 3 million Yelp! reviews, end users can find out the real fabric of their prospective community, plan a great lunch after an open house, or find the best neighborhood in town for whatever activities they enjoy. Weekly updates of Yelp! data ensures that we have the most recent information possible. Please look for further information at the end of January.
Neighborhood Navigator To Be Updated Again!
Not to be left out, our Neighborhood Navigator product will be enhanced once again! Over 3 million Yelp! reviews will be added to Navigator’s Nearby Establishments page in order to help users gather more information about the area surrounding each listing.
Having the Yelp! data right on the page will make it easier for the user and cuts down on the number of other sites they have to visit to get local information. This leaves more time for the consumer to browse your company’s site.
Navigator clients that already receive amenities will automatically be updated with the Yelp! content. If clients do not wish to display Yelp! content on their site, they should contact our Product Support team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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