This blog looks at TfL’s widgets and Open Data for developers, including our recent improvements. Get your website looking great with our redesigned Journey Planner widget!
What is a widget ?
A “widget” is a stand-alone application that can be embedded into third party sites by any user on a page where they have rights of authorship. Widgets can be considered as a downloadable small application which look and act like traditional apps, but are implemented using web technologies and our API.
What’s new ?
In October 2014, we re-designed our journey planner widget and banner to give them the same look and feel as our new website. The new widget also has email authentication built in so that we can get in touch with you quicker in future if we intend to change the widgets.
When will the old widget be deactivated?
We are now in a position to switch off the old journey planner widget and banner that you may have been using since we first introduced our travel widgets. We hope to deactivate these on Monday 1 December 2014.
How do I update the widget on my site?
To update to our new widget and banner style, please visit the following link:
All public TfL data (or ‘open data’) is released via our website for developers to use in their own software and services. We encourage software developers to use these feeds to present customer travel information in innovative ways, please see;
Any questions or queries, please get in touch by leaving a comment below and I will endeavour to answer you. Thanks.