The GoCardless Java Client is the official and simple Java interface to the GoCardless API. GoCardless is a service that lets users accept online payments. With the API, users can create subscriptions and automated bills. In addition, the API can read existing resources and create bills under a pre-existing authorization.
APIs continue to work their way into just about every part of the digital economy. The latest example is Subledger, which offers a suite of APIs that let developers integrate accounting functionality into their applications.
The Web Payments Working Group has published the first public drafts of payment specifications which include a Payment Request API, payment method identifiers, and basic card payment. The basic idea behind the specifications is to make payments easier and more secure for end users.
Kenya currently lays claim to the world's largest user base of mobile money. With over 25 million mobile money users in the country, Kenya seems to be a mobile developer's dream when it comes to potential user base. However, as COSEKE's Kevin Njoki told ITWeb Africa, developers face major roadblocks in monetizing apps despite the massive mobile money user base. At the heart of the difficulty lies a lack of open APIs from the country's leading telecommunication companies.