December 3, 2014
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PlanetRe, a cloud software vendor for real estate, has integrated Intuit's Quickbooks into its planetRE Money platform using Intuit's API for the popular accounting software. Intuit's API is among 46 accounting-related APIs in our API directory. Intuit's RESTful API is part of its Partner Platform, whose documentation covers everything from pricing to the development lifecycle.
Stock trading systems community Collective2 is bringing automated trading systems to the retail brokerage customer. Joe Shmoe can now have access to a trading system developed and practiced by an experienced broker, mad technical analyst, or possibly even a computer algorithm. The Collective2 API will make it possible for quant systems all over the internet to trigger trading in unknown numbers of retail customer accounts. Dangerous? Frightening? Futuristic? Yes, Indeed.
Last year, the Executive branch of the US government made huge strides in opening up government controlled data to the developer community. Projects such as the Open Data Policy and the Machine Readable Executive Order have led the US government to develop an API strategy. Today, ProgrammableWeb takes a look at another open government API: the Annual Production Figures of United States Currency API.