This C# sample code walks you through the basics for making a successful API call and passing through the authentication steps. It is used for two way (Mutual) SSL and for API Key - Shared Secret (X-Pay-Token). The repository of code snippets for the Visa Developer Program can be used with various Visa API's including; CyberSource Payments, Visa Direct, Visa Checkout, Mobile Location Confirmation, Visa Transaction Alerts and more. The Visa Developer Program opens new opportunities with direct access to Visa’s APIs, developer tools and expertise.
Based on a filing with the FTC, Robert Scoble is reporting that Apple bought Siri and its voice-driven personal assistant. The iPhone app, which we covered in February, uses over 35 APIs to find the exact data the user seeks. With a price rumored at $200M, this is by far the most paid for a mashup.
Xignite, the provider of commercial APIs for financial data, has announced a new addition to its web service suite: XigniteGlobalQuotes. The new XigniteGlobalQuotes API provides users with programmable access to delayed stock quotes from global stock markets, including the Mumbai Stock Exchange (India), the Tokyo, Shanghai, and Singapore stock exchanges, the Brazil Stock Exchange, the London Stock Exchange, and many continental European exchanges.
Developers now have an additional opportunity to contribute to their karma by developing socially conscious applications with the newly released Kiva API (our new Kiva API profile). Kiva, a person-to-person micro-lending site, announced the release of the RESTful API on its new developer blog earlier today. This is great news for the mashup community.