The initial releases from credit card provider MasterCard look to be more than a toe-dip into APIs. With its MasterCard Payments API and two others, the company could be diving straight into the deep end. Though the services are still in beta, MasterCard appears to be taking very seriously its creation of a developer ecosystem.
Online shopping has opened up a whole new world of opportunity for the digital consumer, and savvy web users are well aware that the web has the potential to expand these possibilities even further. Convenience may not be enough; shoppers want more choice. The Bootic API helps to add some variety.