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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.
Six APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as eCommerce, Charts, Video and Content. One highlight today is an API from Clipchamp, a service which records, converts, and compresses video directly from a browser. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Under the rubrick of what it calls a "Sales Channel SDK," Shopify has launched a series of APIs so that developers can build new sales channels that Shopify's merchants can then use to extend the visibility of their catalogs. The company also announced new partners who will be using those APIs.
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.
Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Translation, Banking, Games, and Science. Also new to the directory are SDKs for Gmail, Sunlight Foundation, Strossle, and Facebook Graph APIs. Here's a rundown of the latest additions and how developers can use them.
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.
This article is the third of a three part series from MLSDev that shows you how to build an eCommerce API using Ruby on Rails. In this part, readers are shown how to secure their online store by implementing registration and authorization. A Github project accompanies this series.
This article is the first of a three part series from MLSDev that shows you how to build an eCommerce API using Ruby on Rails. In this part, readers are shown how to set up your API to populate your online store with the products that you will be selling. A Github project accompanies this series.
This article is the second of a three part series from MLSDev that shows how to build an eCommerce API using Ruby on Rails. In this part, readers are shown how to implement product search including autocomplete and full text search for an online store. A Github project accompanies this series.
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."