Square continued its move beyond payments into ecommerce in general by announcing its Orders API. The Orders API allows developers to build solutions that allow customers to place orders online, in-person, and in-app. Orders can be sent to other Square products or centralized POS systems.
Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Payments, Games, Printing and Domains. Featured today is a payment API from Agile Payments and an API for integrating with Igloo workplace collaborative software. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Paidpiper, mobile payments processing provider, offers its unique mobile payments platform via the Paidpiper API. Instead of relying on network security to ensure reliability and compliance, Paidpiper's unique approach secures the smartphone making the transaction to prevent malfeasance and fraud. By securing the smartphone itself, no need for additional POS hardware becomes necessary.