APIs of the Week: Staff Picks Open Bank Project OBP and Datumbox

Matthew Scott
Sep. 08 2013, 08:00AM EDT

As days become shorter and shorter ushering in a new season, yet another week of API profiling comes to an end.  Lets take a look back at some of the APIs that caught our attention this week. This week there were 42 APIs added to our directory this week and our team picked the ones that stood out most. Read below for more information on each.

My pick this week is the Open Bank Project. An open source banking API that enables account holders to interact with their transaction data using a wider range of applications and services, the tagline for this project is “Bank as a Platform. Transparency as an Asset.” The Project aims to invigorate banking by bringing outside ideas and innovation to the business. - Holly

More at our Open Bank Project OBP profile.

DatumBoxThe Datumbox API exposes some very cool tools. It’s capable, for example, of extracting the important text from a given webpage, or detecting the similarity between two documents. This API provides a playground for the creative developer. - Patrick

More at our DatumBox profile.

InvisibleHandI love the concept of InvisibleHand: a browser add-on that redirects you to the lowest price for whatever you're shopping for online. In practice, they don't yet cover all products and services, but they do cover many of them and are continuously expanding their offerings. Their big draw for API developers is their accumulated pricing and product data, which has many possible uses for retailers and bargain-hunters alike. - Rhea

More at our InvisibleHand profile.

Matthew Scott Matt is a finance major at the Lundquist College of Business. He currently manages his own portfolio with aspirations of becoming a certified financial planner in the near future. To connect with Matt, please visit his Google+ and LinkedIn profiles.

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