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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.
A summary of discussions from OKFestival on open data business models reveals a strong commitment to fostering an ecosystem, while many startups commence with a composite model with multiple revenue streams.
A series of conferences known as the Nordic APIs have started a four-day tour of four countries in Northern Europe. The mission: Bringing API discussions to the capitals of Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway. Presentations by sponsors MuleSoft (parent company of ProgrammableWeb), Ping Identity, Twilio, Axway and Layer 7 are joined by local speakers in each country under the overarching theme of “Private, Partner and Public APIs.” The first event, held in Stockholm today, was fully booked, with events in Copenhagen and Helsinki also expected to reach audience capacity. ProgrammableWeb spoke with presenters and participants at the opening event.
You can visualize nearly every indicator of economic, social and human development on StatPlanet World Bank, the winner of World Bank's ambitious developer contest launched last October challenging new uses of the World Bank API. After voting from distinguished judges and the public, the organization announced the top three apps at an event in Washington, D.C., this afternoon.
As more companies open up their data and provide API access to connect to developers, possibilities continue to arise for community service and non-profits. The World Bank is one such organization, with its World Bank API and recent challenge to solve real world problems. That contest is now over, but the public voting period continues.
World Bank has officially announced the start of the “Apps for Development”, a global contest that invites developers to create applications that address development challenges across the world. We had earlier reported on the revamped World Bank data site, which exposes more than 2,000 World Development indicators, along with a World Bank API to access the information.
The World Bank, as part of its Open Data Initiative, had announced in April that it would bring global economic and development data to the web for the world to use. At that point in time, they had laid down a roadmap to make more statistics and indicators open by mid 2010. This is a reality now and the result is a new and improved World Bank data website.
Along with the rapid growth of video APIs, the marketplace of photo-related APIs continues to expand rapidly. Since we looked at 36 Photo APIs earlier this year, we've added nearly a dozen new ones, and there are now 47 APIs tagged "photo" in our web service directory.