FullContact has announced the CardShark API. The CardShark API allows users to "to send images of business cards to FullContact, and...receive back a response containing transcribed structured contact data." The advantage the API method of optical character recognition over competitors lies in the ability to send contacts to devices and applications beyond the device that captured the initial picture.
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Payments, Statistics, and WebRTC. Highlights include the PrexView API for converting data to readable formats and the simple-to-implement TalkJS API for chat function. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
PayZang, payment processing provider, has introduced a new payment API. The API allows merchants to integrate payment options with third party applications and platforms. PayZang hopes to attract new customers with the API because integration will speed up online shopping and bill pay experiences.