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.
Twenty APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including DevOps, File Sharing, Testing, and Banking. Also new to the directory are several APIs from Visa for payment processing and an API for DataKitchen 'DataOps' software. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Dwolla is an extremely innovative Payment API and the site allows you to transfer money with one of the least payment charges. We have covered Dwolla before here. Here is an interview with Michael Schonfeld, Developer Evangelist of Dwolla API.