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.
W3C Payment Request
||The W3C Payment Request API integrates payment methods into merchants' applications. Callbacks are available via JSON and token and system-level are required to authenticate.||Payments||05.24.2016|
CityFALCON Financial News
||CityFALCON offers foreign exchange, commodities, and stocks services by providing portfolios with a variety of online publications. This information is based on the user's trading preferences. The...||Financial||05.15.2016|
||FitPay offers payment processing enabled by user biometric information. Consumers will not be required to carry cash, credit cards or even a smartphone when integrating this API. This payment...||Payments||05.10.2016|
Transpay Mass Payout
||The Transpay Mass Payout API allows developers to integrate straight-through processing for payouts into their applications. The API can process and distribute funds in real time in the recipient's...||Payments||05.05.2016|