Amadeus Provides ARIA Templates to Open Source Community
By James Shillinglaw
July 26, 2012 10:32 PM
Over the previous three years, Amadeus has been using the ARIA Templates framework internally to develop its professional web-based products including Altéa Reservation Desk Top Web, the Internet-based interface for airline reservation agents and Selling Platform Connect, the world’s first 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.
ARIA Templates’ ability to support high performance online and mobile applications means the travel industry can access reliable selling applications from Internet browsers. The approach also reduces the development cycle for new innovations as software updates can be rolled out in an instant.
“Opening our code to third party developers is a critical step to achieving our technology vision and ensures Amadeus customers will benefit from the widest possible range of development innovation,” said Denis Lacroix, vice president- product development, sales and e-commerce development for Amadeus. “Many of the world’s most successful applications are built to run on open-source platforms like Google’s Android. With this progressive move our selling interfaces are now open to clever ideas from around the world. In addition, the use of ARIA Templates within Amadeus is increasingly pervasive, with upcoming products in Hotel IT and Airport IT.”