Netherlands-based bank ABN AMRO has launched the first version of its developer portal and a set of commercial APIs. Developers can use the APIs to add to applications banking capabilities such as generating payment requests, retrieve real-time balance information, and transfer multiple payments.
When Zappos released its API, there was a strange restriction: no mobile applications. While sometimes lawyers write terms that aren't formally enforced, Zappos made it clear on its API mailing list that it was serious. Soon, the restriction will be removed and mobile applications will be allowed without written approval.