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In preparation for this month's change to Automated Clearing House rules, Dwolla is updating its white label API to allow customers to opt-in (on a transaction by transaction basis) to an ACH option that specifies how a transaction should settle on the same day (provided other conditions are met).
Twilio has introduced the Twilio Enterprise Plan, an upcoming new service featuring security-focused capabilities such as single sign-on (SSO), customizable role-based access control (RBAC), and public key client validation. The service also features an API that is SIEM-capable.
Today, Dwolla released a new dashboard for White Label partners to manage customers, view transaction details, and discover business trends. All information within this interface leverages the Dwolla White Label API powering the partner’s ACH transfer integration, but provides the data in a way
Visa has opened the submission process for the next edition of The Everywhere Initiative. The next phase is open to startups in Australia and New Zealand that will respond to one of three challenges that use Visa APIs to improve commerce experiences. Visa will accept responses through August 26th.
Twilio has launched the Message Feedback API which monitors when end users receive messages. The API tracks actions that indicate when a message was received and reports the action back to Twilio. In turn, Twilio can tweak its services and delivery to adjust for network variances across the globe.
Hyperwallet revealed that its REST payout API has moved from public beta to full public availability. The announcement coincides with the launch of new Hyperwallet developer features, including software development kits (SDKs), additional API calls, and a bolstered self-serve developer portal.
Bots are a handy way to automate simple tasks that you might typically do on your own, such as updating calendar appointments. In this tutorial on Full Stack Python, Matt Makai explains how to build your first chatbot using the Slack API and Python to begin returning simple messages.
Payment Savvy, payment processor known for its no-cost-to-biller model, launched an Open API. The API integrates with many software packages across industries. Payment Savvy finds the API strategy will complement its convenience fee model which makes makes doing business with Payment Savvy easy.
Google recently improved its collection Android Pay APIs in a bid to boost adoption. Importantly, the APIs are now easier than ever to integrate into web sites and apps. Google says a few lines of code can add Android Pay as an option during checkout, giving consumers another avenue for paying.
Twilio launched a beta trial for its new Notify API. The API represents a single, user-centric API that gives developers programmatic control over notifications to users in the format, and on the device most desired. Twilio hopes to send the right message, at the right time, to the right user.
Square has launched the Register API for Android only a couple of months after releasing the API for iOS. The API allows developers to build end to end point-of-sale solutions that utilize Square's entire payment platform, or that integrate with third party infrastructure and applications.
Vonage today announced that it is acquiring communications platform-as-a-service provider Nexmo in a cash and stock deal valued at $230 million. Nexmo counts some 350 customers and over 100,000 registered developers, and says that it is processing 5 billion API calls every year.
The Web Payments Working Group has published the first public drafts of payment specifications which include a Payment Request API, payment method identifiers, and basic card payment. The basic idea behind the specifications is to make payments easier and more secure for end users.
Payleven launched a developer suite to enable 3rd-party apps and POS systems integration with payleven payment solutions. The suite includes App Pay and Point Pay which allow for solutions that bypass card reader requirements and those that utilize card readers. API and SDK options are available.
Cloud-based messaging app Telegram provides free, open and secure communication across any platform with automatic chat synching across devices. Telegram also provides a dedicated Bot API for building custom bots that users can interact with via messages and commands to perform predefined tasks.
Telegram has released Telegram Bot API 2.0 which features new inline keyboards, on-the-fly message editing, and more. Inline bots have also been upgraded and can now send documents, contacts, locations, videos, MP3s, stickers, animations, and other types of content available in Telegram.
Microsoft has made a number of important announcements throughout the first two days of the Microsoft Build Conference including the launch of the Microsoft Bot Framework (preview), the launch of Microsoft Cognitive Services (preview), and the addition of Cortana and chatbots to Skype.
Square is moving beyond the retail terminal thanks to a handful of new APIs meant to help companies accept payments in more places. The E-Commerce API and Register API target retailers large and small with a simple set of tools that integrate fully with Square's payment processing platform.
New improvements have been added to the Amazon Alexa Voice Service (AVS) including voice or button-activated volume and media control, voice-activated timers and alarms, updated APIs, server-initiated message capabilities, and Alexa App enhancements including iOS and Android support.