Mobile payment service Venmo, which is owned and operated by PayPal, abruptly shut off new developers from its public API, which handles payment invoices and distribution of receipts to external web services. Venmo had created confusion after first stating that it was shuttering its API altogether.
College hackathons have proliferated on the northeast over the past two years, from HackNY to Startup Weekend Princeton, to PennApps, which the Dining Philosophers hold at the University of Pennsylvania on a weekend early in each semester. This year theme was simplicity; taking a complicated app and making it easier. Of the 42 demos presented Sunday afternoon (livestream archive here), here are some of the coolest hacks that took full advantage of available APIs.
||The DeviantART RSS API integrates media feeds into applications. Developers can create RSS URLs via front page or search, authenticating with OAuth 2.0, sending requests and receiving responses in...||Art||06.20.2016|
||The Crisp Platform API is a security and content moderation solution of web content shared through social media channels and applications. The API allows users to detect and weed out security risks...||Social||06.15.2016|
||The Bucky Box API simplifies the integration of shopping carts for third-party sites. Users can also embed it as a turnkey system for channeling new customers along with new orders into the Bucky Box...||eCommerce||06.07.2016|
||ChargeIO is an Austin based payment processing platform for ACH and credit card payments. The Merchant API is used to access and edit merchant and accounts information, and it allows accepting and...||Payments||06.03.2016|
||The Stattleship API is designed to provide brands with the data they need to connect with sports fans via social media. Stattleship's data scientists help determine which sports, teams, and players a...||Sports||06.03.2016|