Intuit QuickBooks may be the most popular financial software in the United States--one consulting firm reports that Intuit's accounting and tax programs control more than 90% retail market share--but the company has struggled with moving its desktop-based software into the cloud. Sure, there's an API for QuickBooks Online, but what about the many offline users who continue to rely on the finicky helper program QuickBooks Web Connector?
Payment Rails has launched its Global Payout API which provides applications payout capabilities such as international ACH, real-time currency conversion, and global mass payouts. The platform provides access to a network for sending payouts using SWIFT, local banks, and other methods.
Read-it-later service Instapaper has released what it's calling a "full API." With it, developers using the Instapaper API can create applications that both write to and read from the service. The full API is free to developers, but only paying users can read from their Instapaper account using third-party tools.