The Latest News On The API Economy
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This week, Amazon announced Subscribe with Amazon. The offering is a subscription service for sellers of digital products and services. Through a series of APIs, subscription sellers can use Amazon infrastructure to offer products and services on monthly, quarterly, and yearly basis.
At its Unite developer conference this week, Shopify introduced its new Marketing Events API. The API allows market app developers to track marketing events directly within the Shopify ecosystem. Marketing apps have long been popular within Shopify's App Store, but tracking has been difficult.
Bluetooth beacons offer a range of uses for sending radio signals over the air to connected smartphone applications. In this tutorial, developer Kuba Gretzky explains how he bypassed the beacons in restaurants to collect authorisation keys and earn himself free beer on a points-based app.
After continued requests for access to more Yelp data, and additional API functionality, Yelp has launched a developer preview of a brand new API. The Yelp API was rebuilt from the ground up. Yelp envisions the new features, data, and architecture will simplify the developer experience.
The PromisePay API allows developers to access powerful digital payment functionality and create custom pay flows to meet their requirements.
MasterCard has released the new MasterCard Places API, which allows developers to build intelligent location-driven applications using MasterCard Places data.
In its latest API partnership, Walgreen Co. hopes that rewarding customers with points for measuring their blood pressure will inspire more loyalty.
Innovent launches FindTuner with an API for commerce experience. Researchers build app to detect malware on mobile devices by looking for suspicious API calls.
ProgrammableWeb's API directory now includes 35 restaurant APIs. These APIs can provide developers with tools such as food and drink deals, customer service, restaurant search, delivery, social recommendations, venue photos, reservations, e-commerce software, menu sharing, and much more.