VANet - Take your VA to the Next Level
There are some features that VAs need desperately, but just can’t be made without a platform for VAs to digitally interact. That’s why I created VANet. VANet is a connected platform for Virtual Airlines, allowing them to interact and through the power of the cloud can also add never-before-seen features to their Crew Center.
At its core, VANet is an API. Applications make requests to VANet and receive JSON response data. This can be used by the application (Crew Center) in a variety of ways. But not everyone’s a developer, so we also created Flare - a modern and feature-rich Crew Center that integrates with VANet with very little setup.
Using an advanced algorithm, VANet creates financial data for your VA based on flights. You can adjust Pilot Pay and Seat Price to help your VA succeed. Beware though, the random parts of your flight could throw off your entire airline! No real money is exchanged through this system.
Create events, track attendees, and more with VANet Events. Our API eliminates the need for complex database relationships and provides all the data using a simple HTTP GET. VANet Gold subscribers only.
Through the Infinite Flight API, VANet is able to determine a flight’s duration, departure, arrival, and aircraft. Minimal fuss for pilots to log flights, with just a single click all fields can be populated. Requires VANet Gold.
In the age of VA partnerships, send the routes to your friends at another VA using easy codeshare. Simply provide the routes you want to send, and your partners will be able to import them with a single click.
Flare is the recommended platform for integrating with VANet. It is feature rich, and supports all VANet features. Flare is written in PHP and is easy to set up. It also includes an updater to keep Flare fresh and a plugins system to extend what Flare is capable of.
VANet and Flare should be easy to set up and use. That’s why we’ve got a library of tutorials available on VANet for everything we do.
VANet loves open source software. Because this wouldn’t be what is is without the community, Flare, all the Flare Plugins, and the VANet and Flare Tutorials are open source and available on GitHub.
We believe that developers power the world. So, to help developers make amazing products, our Airport and Aircraft API Endpoints are open to anyone with an account on VANet. For just $2/month you can get unlimited API requests - and the happy feeling of supporting a small developer.
The VA Community thrives on free software, but we have costs to cover. For just $7/month (or $70/year), VAs can get access to ACARS and Events, as well as guaranteed access to future features. Some things we have planned for the future include intelligent flight booking and a virtual airline stock market.
I don’t doubt it. Check out our website at https://vanet.app. For VAs, feel free to register. We only accept VAs that are in the IFVARB Review Process or are IFVARB Approved.
A project like this doesn’t just happen. I would like to thank each and every one of these people for their ongoing support and suggestions.
- @rebal15 for doing much of the initial coding to make Flare workable
- @Cameron for helping me learn C# to create VANet and for providing feedback and advice during development.
- My beta testers - 6EVA, BAVA, AIVA, SWVA and TGV. There was no shortage of bugs when they started and they’ve helped me find and fix each one (we think). They’re all great VAs too, you should check them out!