Bitcoin's explosive growth in APIs--45 so far in our directory--owes its pace to three cornerstone APIs that make possible a new form of trust, trust by computation rather than the old financial trust built on exclusion.
Those worried about whether the internet will kill the local retailers have either a positive sign or another reason to worry. Location-based shopping company Retailigence has announced its first round of developer applications. The apps use the Retailigence API to look for products in stock at local stores, by either keyword or barcode. Brick and mortar retailers have long feared similar technology, which could be used to find a better deal online, where there are not the same real estate costs. Retailigence hope to flip that for local retailers, making it easy for consumers to shop locally.
Shopify has replaced its legacy Discounts API with the New Price Rules API. The API keeps what worked from the Discounts API, and greatly enhances those features with more flexibility and capability. One and five Shopify sales includes a discount of some sort, and Shopify wants to capitalize.