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.
||Bitwage is an international payroll service that can deliver wages in digital or local currency. For individual wages, it offers Bitcoin payments, bank wire transfers, money savings in currency or...||Payments||04.21.2016|
||The CURO Payments API allows merchants to integrate payment functions into their own online shops and services. CURO Payments is a company regulated by the Dutch Central Bank (DNB) that specializes...||Financial||04.20.2016|
Helcim Payment Gateway
||The Payment Gateway API by Helcim connects businesses in Canada and the USA with credit card processing services. Accept online payments in the form of Interac Visa, Interac Debit, Visa, American...||Payments||04.19.2016|
||The Avaza API Allows programmable access to contacts, projects, tasks, invoices, and taxes. It is available in JSON and REST protocol with OAuth2 authentication. Avaza provides project management,...||Project Management||04.11.2016|
||The PayTraq API allows developers to programmatically access their clients, suppliers, employees, items, warehousing, sales, purchases, inventory moves, payments, and accounting from a single...||Accounting||04.10.2016|