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Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory today, in categories including Spam, Travel, Bitcoin, Surveys, and Banking. One highlight today is the Basetrip API, which provides detailed International travel information to users. Have a look at what is new for developers.
Slack is targeting the enterprise in a big way with Slack Enterprise Grid, a scalable version of its business communications platform. Along with the expanded platform, Slack updated its Node.js and Python SDKs so developers can add the new features to their own Slack business apps.
Dwolla has launched a number of services and APIs in the recent past in an attempt to achieve its goal of "building the ideal API to move money." In an attempt to streamline its various services, Dwolla has repositioned its Access API to act as the umbrella to house all of its payment services.
Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Payments, Semantic Web, Augmented Reality, Bitcoin and Chat. One highlight featured today is the Aerospike API which integrates applications with a NoSQL database. Here's a look at what's new.
Square now has an E-commerce API that brings Square services to third party websites. Square is usually associated with its mobile credit card reader and complementary software. With the E-commerce API, merchants can use their own systems with all the benefit of Square's modern payment services.
Google intends to shut down the Google Hangouts API on April 25th. The change means developers will not be able to create new apps using the API, and any existing apps that rely on the API will effectively be left for dead on their feet. Why? So Google can further refine Hangouts for the enterprise.
Omnipay is a PHP processing library that supports 26 reputable payment gateways, including PayPal and Stripe. This article shows you Omnipay's capabilities by verifying a customer's credit card information and then uses the SDK for making a payment through a Stripe payment gateway.
This article is part of a 10-part series about interesting APIs that were added to our directory during 2016. Finance and Banking APIs are covered in this segment. The APIs were chosen by our researchers, by popularity according to website traffic, and by mentions on social media.
Microsoft has announced that the Microsoft Payment Request API in Microsoft Edge is available in preview. The Microsoft Payment Request API can be used to simplify checkout and payments on the web (via Microsoft Edge browser) for Windows 10 PC and mobile users. The API connects to Microsoft Wallet.
Stripe has announced that version 1.1.0 of its Android SDK is now available. The new release includes both new features and bug fixes. New features include threading control, brand instead of type for cards, card funding source, and Javadoc. The latest library is available at GitHub for download.
Facebook wants bots to get better. Developers have so far taken significant advantage of the Messenger Platform. Businesses and app writers have created some 33,000 bots that function within Facebook's Messenger application, helping people check the weather, make payments, and more.
Emburse specializes in offering prepaid cards to help clients keep track of employee spending. After a year of being in business, the company took a left turn and decided to focus on building out an API to let devs integrate their card-generation capabilities into their own platforms.
Message brokers are a valuable tool for handling asynchronous communications directly between servers. This tutorial on the Nordic APIs Blog discusses the use of message brokers to create choreographed microservices that may offer benefits over those based on the HTTP protocol.
Guggy is a new smart contextual GIF maker. Through the use of Natural Language Processing, Guggy selects a humorous GIF to complement input text. The end result is what the company calls a "GIF Message" - a GIF with text overlaid. Guggy offers complete access to the platform via a free REST API.
Verifone, a payments and commerce solutions provider, has announced that the company is leading an effort to define and implement the Conexxus Mobile Standard, a new Mobile API standard that aims to coordinate interactions between mobile payment and loyalty program applications.
As messaging apps scramble to out-feature the competition, Telegram has launched a gaming platform within its Bot API. Most messaging apps have now included bot capabilities within their apps, but Telegram has upped its game with the ability to build games within the messaging app.
Mastercard has launched a new platform for developers that features 25 commerce APIs providing a wide range of capabilities across payments, data services, and security. Some of these APIs are experimental and can be used to test new cutting-edge technologies and applications.
The W3C Web Payments Working Group has published working drafts of Web Payments HTTP Specifications that include the Web Payments HTTP API 1.0 and Web Payments HTTP Messages 1.0. The two specifications are designed to work together to enable payment requests outside of a browser context.