The Latest News On The API Economy
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GitHub recently announced support for the WC3 standard WebAuthn. WebAuthn brings a new level of security to GitHub and expands the number of browsers supported. GitHub believes we are sitting at the beginning of "the future of authentication" and WebAuthn lays the foundation for that future.
Square continued its move beyond payments into ecommerce in general by announcing its Orders API. The Orders API allows developers to build solutions that allow customers to place orders online, in-person, and in-app. Orders can be sent to other Square products or centralized POS systems.
Artrendex has announced the release of ArtPI, which the company describes as “an API driven by artificial intelligence that’s poised to transform the way art gets discovered, displayed, and sold.” The new service takes advantage of AI’s strengths in pattern matching and trend recognition.
PayPal has announced the release of a new PayPal Invoicing API, which aims to provide small businesses with the tools necessary to easily create, send, and process invoices. Although targeting small businesses, the company has noted that the API has a global reach.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Subscriptions, Banking and Cryptocurrency. Highlights include the PharmGKB API for retrieving data about gene and drug relationships and Intenseye API for image recognition. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Pine Labs, a provider of a full-stack merchant platform that offers payment and analysis services, has announced the release of an in-store payment API. This announcement comes on the heels of the company’s online payment API recently being made available to developers.
FIME, a provider of Host Card Emulation (HCE) and cloud-based payments consultancy and testing services, has announced a new testing tool for open banking APIs. The company’s new solution, which has been named TrustAPI, allows partners to test APIs based on their specific needs.
Acquired.com has announced the release of a new API-powered payment solution that the company claims will allow businesses to pay partners in just a few seconds. Additionally, the solution will provide visibility into the status of the transfer.
Imagine checking out at the grocery store once, and breaking that single transaction into multiple payments at scheduled intervals. Visa sites research that indicates this functionality is attractive to consumers and Visa is developing an API that will allow merchants to offer this option.
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Astronomy, Backup, Advertising, and Recognition. Highlighted are three new Payments APIs including the Openbucks cash alternative payment service API. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Venmo transactions are still easily obtained by the public according to computer science student Dan Salmon, who says that he accessed millions of transactions over a six-month period in an effort to raise awareness about privacy on the popular PayPal-owned peer-to-peer payments service.
Request has launched a beta version of its Request API. The blockchain-based payment solution provider is providing access to both create and read electronic invoices stored on the Request Network through an API. Accordingly, developers can access the Request Network without blockchain experience.
Google has designs on making Google Pay a more ubiquitous option for people as they navigate both the web and their neighborhood. With new or enhanced support for loyalty cards, offers, event tickets, and boarding passes, the latest payments APIs help developers get paid in more places.
TransferMate has offered white label payment services to many customers across the globe. This allowed such customers to leverage TransferMate's global banking footprint to ensure compliance across the world. Now, TransferMate is making this service available through an API.
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.
The Shutterstock API has been used by over 10,000 developers. The company includes names like Google, Facebook, and IBM in its list of developer partners. To offer these partners an additional revenue stream through the Shutterstock API, Shutterstock has launched self-serve API subscription plans.
Today at Google I/O, the company highlighted key updates to the API that will allow developers to fine tune the way that end users interact with authentication prompts, as well as providing new tools for recognizing device compatibility.
Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Transportation, Open Data, and Music. Highlights include an API for fleet GPS services and an API for querying data about requests to The Freedom Of Information Act. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Global payments giant Visa is hosting a three-day hackathon beginning on May 3 that calls on developers to build apps that can help small businesses better prepare for and recover from natural disasters using APIs from the Visa Developer Platform, FEMA and business continuity planners.
On Monday, Visa unveiled a suite of beta APIs, specifications and developer tools for a new payments platform called Visa Next that the company says "opens [the] door to digital-first payment experiences." Using the beta APIs, Visa issuers and processors will be able to add cards to the platform.