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Eighteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Financial, Blockchain, and Recreation, and Movies. Highlights include the Play.tv API for video game streaming and the Boundless AI API for predicting user behavior. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
IEX Group, Inc. has announced the release of IEX Cloud, a new platform that provides developers with access to curated financial data and various tools that streamline integration. This new offering will operate as an independent company, separate from IEX Group’s flagship stock exchange.
Dwolla has long used a ledger based organization system to track funds allocated through the Dwolla API. Now, Dwolla is exposing this functionality through a new API feature it calls Labels. Labels allow developers to track and identify fund allocation without duplicating accounts.
Mastercard recently announced the Mastercard Innovation Engine. The engine acts as a marketplace for next generation digital customer experiences. The marketplace allows Mastercard and collaborators to offer API access to customer-focused digital experiences through plug and play solutions.
As PSD2 starts to take shape in Europe, ING has published three new open banking APIs in France. The APIs include an Account Information API, Payment Initiation Services API, and Confirmation of Availability of Funds API. This is a starting point, and ING is working on additional APIs soon to come.
The ProgrammableWeb directory's Search category contains more than 2000 APIs for adding search technology and functions to websites and applications. Here we filter through popular user favorites and highlight those that developers may find useful for enhancing applications.
Recent tech advancements for stock trading are changing the game for brokerages. APIs that analyze sentiment or predict prices based on historical data can up the ante for stock trading apps. We've sifted through hundreds of API entries in our Stocks category to bring readers these highlights.
Traders have the opportunity to leverage the value of big data with their trading strategies. Most traders are accustomed to looking at price data to generate signals, however non-traditional sources of data can also be used to identify opportunities and eliminate inefficiencies.
Payments NZ, an organization charged with payments governance in New Zealand, has released its first two API standards. The Payment Initiation specification and the Account Information specification were both piloted by major NZ banks and API providers. Version 1 of both are now available.
GuideStar has recently announced significant upgrades to two of its APIs. The company’s Essentials and Premier APIs have received new capabilities that range from filtering nonprofits based on their standing with the US IRS, to demographic data that nonprofits have shared about their boards.
PayJoy, a provider of pay-as-you-go smartphone financing, announced today global availability of its patented Lock API. The API allows PayJoy's lending partners to secure financing with compatible smartphones and allows finance companies to turn the lock on and off programmatically.
TazWorks has made a name for itself as a background screening technology provider. It is bolstering its portfolio with the release of the CreditConnect API. The API allows users to share and monitor credit information. TazWorks has partnered with Experian for the credit reporting features.
Banks and Credit Unions have taken a segmented approach to integrating with third-party apps. Banks vary in their tech resources and infrastructure and apps must choose which banks they are willing to integrate with. Plaid aims to enable every bank and credit union to integrate with a single API.
TrueLayer has introduced a PSD2-compliant Payments API. The API enables transfer of funds directly from bank account to bank account. It uses active authentication for the highest possible security, and transferred funds are received instantly. The API is currently in beta testing.
Google has open sourced its Cloud Search Connector SDK. The goal is to ease the search of third-party content and identities within a company. Google originally partnered with around 50 partners around the world to build third-party connectivity for Cloud Search and has now opened up a public SDK.
JETCO has opened an API exchange for banks regional to Hong Kong. The exchange provides a single access point to over 200 APIs from 13 banks. The APIs provide access to banking services offered from the participant banks. The API exchange is open for developers across industries.
Spotware has released the second version of its open trading platform API: cTrader Open API. Unlike its private API, which is available to brokers only, cTrader Open API is available for anyone who is interested in building tools for traders. V2.0 opts for Protocol Buffering instead of REST.
A trading strategy is a set of rules used to execute trades, which will vary depending on the trader’s approach to the markets. It is a key element to API trading and in this article, we will provide a brief overview of strategy development using principles of technical analysis.
ProgrammableWeb's Most Clicked, Shared and Talked About APIs of 2018: Payments, Banking, Blockchain and Finance
These Most Clicked, Shared and Talked About APIs added to our directory in 2018 in the Financial sector include selections from our Banking, Payments, Currency, Stocks, Insurance, Cryptocurrency, and Blockchain categories. FinTech APIs are what peaked our editors and readers interest this past year.
Bing has announced the addition of the Bing Maps Local Insights API, this news comes just 6 days after the release of the related Bing Maps Local Search API. Both new offerings provide developers with tools for building applications and integrations that solve problems close to home for many users.