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.
When Facebook announced the Graph API in April, it was generally accepted by the developer community as a huge step towards open social data on the Web. Last week, Facebook brought its technology to iOS by introducing a new version of the Facebook SDK for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad enhanced with the Graph API and OAuth 2.0 protocol. Together with the already available Facebook SDK for Android, you can now utilize both APIs and build social apps across two major mobile platforms.
At Google I/O, the developer conference in San Francisco taking place this week, the search giant announced a Siri-like service, Google Now. Users can ask questions and get answers directly in what they call "smart cards." Those cards, with flight delays and sports scores, update automatically. And you'd better believe that within each of these cards is an API call.