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This article highlights the top 10 financial APIs on ProgrammableWeb. Capabilities provided by these Finance APIs include digital payments, accessing currency exchange rates & more. With more people using digital payments for purchasing online, it’s no surprise that financial APIs are popular.
This is the third post of a three-part series covering KPIs for APIs, based on John Musser's presentation at the BAPI Conference that took place this month in New York.
As the number of APIs grows, more people are becoming familiar with the term. I had a taxi driver who knew about APIs, although that was in tech-heavy San Francisco. Despite becoming more known, "API" is not a term most mainstream users will use. Yet many of these same people are already asking for APIs—they’re just not using the term. Here are three ways mainstream users are asking for APIs.
Our API directory now includes 27 time-tracking APIs. The newest is the Workonomic API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Freshbooks API. We list 5 Freshbooks mashups . Below you'll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of time-tracking APIs.
Online invoicing and time tracking service FreshBooks has a revolutionary new feature for developers using its FreshBooks API: an opportunity to make money through the company's current customer base. Through the program, developers can charge users a monthly fee, which is tacked on to what subscribers are already paying FreshBooks. The solution, another revenue stream for FreshBooks and a rare one for developers, marks a potential new approach for software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies and one FreshBooks thinks has a bright future.
Last month saw the first-ever "Small Business Saturday" (at least according to American Express, the initiative's sponsor). Small business get plenty of attention in terms of their finances, but what about their web application needs? The Small Business Web is "a directory of web apps to help small business bloom and grow." The site was founded about two years ago by FreshBooks (invoicing), MailChimp (email marketing), BatchBlue (customer relationship management), Outright (accounting), and Shoeboxed (receipt management). It now lists dozens of applications across several more categories.