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- Dinero.no is a Norwegian credit card, private loan and insurance comparing service using APIs to pick up information from partners. Dinero has tested Norwegian credit cards to determine which will...
- Kredittkort.com is a Norwegian credit card aggregator based on data feeds from government run Finansportalen. Using filters, the user can compare the 400+ credit cards in Norway.
- Billigeforbrukslån.no is a Norwegian consumer portal that allows for the direct comparison between various lending and credit offers. Relevant data is collected through the public API-provider...
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Why is it that the most common questions people have about providing open APIs are often about monetization? While there are many possible answers, two reasons that stand out are: a) the API is a distribution channel, and when you think new distribution channel there is an expectation around revenue opportunities; and b) if you are the person in your company trying to define the business case for an API to the executive team, there is a big hurdle to overcome, because business executives tend to see an API as a cost center and want to know how to measure the pay-off.
FinancialForce.com, focused on building cloud based business applications on the Force.com platform, has released an API for its accounting application (i.e. The FinancialForce Accounting API). The API gives access to the entire suite of accounting tools available through the accounting platform (e.g. cash management, reporting and dashboards, ordering and billing, etc.). Although FinancialForce.com built the application with Force.com, and the target audience began with Force.com developers, the application has been integrated with many platforms and APIs (e.g. Google Apps, Basecamp, Facebook, PayPal, etc.)
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