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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bitwage launched an API that aims to ease delay times and high fees traditionally associated with paying wages across international borders. API access to its payroll platform enables companies to integrate Bitwage solutions into existing systems such as time tracking software and other workflows.
The way the Square API delivers JSON output makes it possible for an attacker to engage in a cross-site scripting (XSS) under certain circumstances. The vulnerability was discovered by security researcher Ajay Chavda and reported to Square on August 7, 2015 through its bounty program on hackerone.
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.
The Automated Clearing House (ACH) system has offered larger businesses a dependable and flexible way to initiate bank transfers and requests between nearly anyone in the United States and for a fraction of the cost of card networks. This article looks at three ways to leverage that flexibility.
Visa has opened up its global payments network to developers releasing a set of new RESTful APIs and developer website. Developers will have access to different Visa platform capabilities via RESTful APIs including payments, analytics, alerts, ATM locations, geographical-based data, and more.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory under the Home Automation, Marketing, Payments, and Healthcare categories, among others. Featured today is an API for open source smarthome automation system Domoticz. Have a look at the new additions in this summary.
We have added eight APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Marketing, Nutrition, and Payments. Among the new additions is the Payfirma Push API, which offers a mobile payment system to developers. Here, we summarize the new additions and how they can assist developers.
Six APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Application Development, Payments, and Home Automation. Included in the new additions is Heroku Connect API from Salesforce. Here, we summarize the new additions and how they can assist developers.
To help developers increase the security of their apps, PayPal has updated its developer portal to include a self-service credential provisioning feature that allows developers to generate their own client-secret pairs, which developers use to authenticate their apps with the PayPal API.
PayPal has launched the much anticipated Webhooks support for its Payouts functionality. This allows users to receive notifications on their Webhook URLs for PayPal Payouts transactions. These notifications are currently for status scenarios such as processing, success and denied.
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has formed a Web Payments Working Group to develop recommendations that will "make payments easier and more secure on the Web."
Several SDKs and 2 APIs have been added to the directory in categories such as Payments, Feedback and Testing. Here's a summary of the new additions.