Single purpose API
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 Fencer API is a geofence web service for mobile apps, web apps, and IoT. It offers "geofencing as a service". Quickly and easily, developers can create and manage geofences for applications or...||Data-as-a-Service||09.16.2016|
||The Captcha Coin API allows developers to integrate Bitcoin wallet and Bitcoin pay captcha services into their websites and applications. A pay captcha is an alternative form of captcha that accepts...||Bitcoin||09.14.2016|
||The Dango API allows developers to create emoji predictions through the application of algorithmic techniques on the natural language processing tools that share neural networks. The API is capable...||Natural Language Processing||09.08.2016|
||The StatSocial REST API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of StatSocial with other applications and websites. Some example API methods include retrieving various types of...||Social||09.05.2016|
SecureNet PayOS REST
||This API enables the user to run transactions in a credit card present (CP) or credit card not present (CNP) environment using Worldpay. Functionality includes customer management tools for managing...||Payments||09.04.2016|