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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.
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.
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.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Cryptocurrency, Automation, and Weather. Highlights include an API that provides menu data from thousands of restaurants and an API for whale sightings data. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
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.
Zendesk expanded integration opportunities for its Answer Bot product. Answer Bot, a machine learning tool that helps customers find answers to their own questions, had been limited in channel access since its original release. Now, Zendesk has opened up access through API, SDK, widget, and more.
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.
LabTwin recently announced that a new open API will enhance its offering by providing deeper integration and streamlined communication. These upgrades aim to reduce data fragmentation that is caused by information being spread across different tools and platforms.
Fugue has evolved its platform and risk manager offerings into one SaaS offering. The new product allows cloud users to manage security and compliance through a single product, streamlining visualization and management of their cloud infrastructure. Access to the Fugue API automates the process.
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.
Recent research indicates that, across organizations surveyed, old point-to-point integration habits are dying hard. In fact, they could be getting worse, resulting in an increasingly intractable situation as enterprises struggle to digitally transform themselves and avoid fatal disruption.
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.
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.