The Bloomberg API provides free, unrestricted access to raw financial data on current market trades (either real-time or delayed), reference data on historical information, and records of intraday trading. This library allows OSX users to develop their API in Java. As part of their Open Market Data Initiative Bloomberg API libraries are offered under a "free-use" license, which allows unrestricted access to the interface's header files, documentation, and programming examples. Users should note that the OSX libraries are only compatible with OSX 10.7 and later, and can only be used with the Bloomberg Server API and B-Pipe data feed products (not the Desktop API).
Payment is a critical piece of any application and new usage patterns have indicated that users are likely to do their purchase from a variety of devices and applications. It is important to create the right experience within the application so that the payment process is seamless to the user. Visa, one of the key players in the payment industry, has announced the launch of its developer program to consolidate all its offerings and push its new digital wallet service, V.me, that is slated to launch in early 2012. The V.me by Visa API is available to developers now for beta testing.
Do you have a online product or service that offers an API, or perhaps you are considering offering an API? If so, the new startup Mashery wants to talk to you. Launched yesterday, their service is designed to provide an out-the-box hosted solution provisioning and managing APIs.
Consumers have been turning to third-party financial apps that seamlessly connect with their banks. To achieve true global connectivity in the age of the open financial web, a new standard for data sharing must be created, adopted, then actively governed under a framework of strict interoperability.