The Stripe Java Library by Stripe is a REST resource. The library API is designed for predictable, resource-oriented URLs and HTTP response codes to indicate API errors. Further, it is aims to support the built-in HTTP features, like HTTP authentication and HTTP verbs with off-the-shelf HTTP clients, and the support cross-origin resource sharing to allow interaction with the API from a client-side web application. The returns are in JSON, including errors.
Nine APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Artificial Intelligence, Images, and Customer Service. Highlights today include a API that performs image transcription in real time and and API for malware detection. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Moxie Software has released Engage+,"the first social chat app that leverages Facebook’s social graph leveraging public profiles to target social visitors with unique proactive offers and provide agents with a rich set of social data." Until now, sales and customer service reps had access to limited customer data when interacting with customers via chat (e.g. customer name, purchase history, email, perhaps a few other data points). Engage+ utilizes Facebook's social graph to further understand and engage customers during chat conversations (e.g. age, brand likes, friends, mobile usage, and many more data points). Deeper profiling during a customer interaction allows companies to produce customized offers pinpointed at specific customers.
Over there, by the gum and the tabloid magazines, there's an API. Literally, it's a piece of plastic, but behind it is a company and the APIs that company uses to make the whole operation work. Blackhawk, a subsidiary of Safeway, distributes gift cards for many big-name stores in 90,000 retail locations. And while the cards have always been supported by backend systems, mobile is moving this ten year-old company to an open API approach.