Of all the markets being impacted by the booming API economy, perhaps none has seen as much activity and innovation as the payments space. The past several years have seen the launch of a number of disruptive and successful API-centric upstarts, including Stripe and Balanced. Meanwhile, entrenched players like PayPal and Verifone have responded with new offerings of their own.
Customer service-driven company Zappos, which first launched its developer program in June, is showing it's still focused on its Zappos API. The platform for platform shoes has been hard at work on a new version, according to Zappos' Will Young, though developers won't notice much difference quite yet.
Local marketplace Zaarly has launched a Zaarly API for adding Zaarly buttons to any website. "Zaarly Anywhere" allows users to request products from someone nearby, such as from simple errands to complex products.