The Stripe CakePHP-StripeComponent-Plugin Library by Chronon is a component that interfaces a CakePHP app with Stripe's PHP API library. The Library allows developers access to an array containing at least an amount and a Stripe token id, and attempt the charge and return an array of the field requested. Version 2 allows developers to create and retrieve customers, optionally subscribing them to a recurring payment plan or just charging them.
For those who frequent the world of cyber shopping and get a kick out of making swift purchases with the click of a button, the convenience of a credit card transaction brings much satisfaction. For those who prefer to pay cash, however, don't have access to a credit card or are perhaps a little apprehensive about sharing sensitive account details online; there's Rixty. It's an alternative payment solution that allows users to spend cash and coins instead of using a credit card. The Rixty API makes it possible for developers to use this system on their own websites.
Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Payments, Semantic Web, Augmented Reality, Bitcoin and Chat. One highlight featured today is the Aerospike API which integrates applications with a NoSQL database. Here's a look at what's new.
One of the cool things our directory data allows us to do is to get a glimpse at both short term and long term trends in the API space. One slice of data worth looking at is the categories have had the most growth. This article looks at which categories have grown the most in the last five years.