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ProgrammableWeb’s Editor-in-chief David Berlind moderated a lively panel session at the recent DeveloperWeek conference in San Francisco.
Skype is closing its desktop API at the end of 2013. Stormpath joins the AWS marketplace and partner network. Plus: a hack-day tool for parsing civic data and 13 new APIs.
Of the many APIs we published this week, ten were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those ten, which included the Rixty API. Rixty was conceived as alternative payment solution for online shoppers who would rather pay cash then risk their sensitive data on the Internet. The Rixty API simply gives developers access to the functionality so they can integrate the system onto their own website. Users must visit one of 500,000 retail locations to exchange their cash for a Rixty code(currency), that is redeemed from the API.
Question: How did a company that is essentially an API raise $8.2 million? Answer: by smartly targeting a fat market (identity access management in the cloud) that has great need, according to the press release,
Stormpath, user management and authentication service, recently announced a new round of funding that will allow it to enhance the Stormpath API. The Stormpath team believes that its API presents a disruptive technology that empowers developers at the SMB level through technology not available to enterprises utilizing legacy tools and software.
PushBullet makes platform play with API release. Stormpath Identity Management API moves out of beta. Plus: A Mobile API could be the basis for future mobile search results and 12 new APIs.
Several announcements already out of the Portland API Hackday. The StormPath API is expanding its developer tools and sharing six months worth of API best practices knowledge. Mashery has released a new client library generation project as open source. Plus: cheap Postgres hosting on Heroku, Programmable Webster and 16 new APIs.