Seventeen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Payments, Banking and Internet Of Things. Highlights today include the MuHu API for real time vehicle fleet data and the Bark API for keeping children safe while they use the internet. Here's a look what is new.
While some folks tend to think about APIs are being little bits of arcane code that only developers care about it, the truth of the matter is that billions, possibly even trillions, of dollars are at stake in what will soon be a series of API wars. In no place is this more important than in mobile banking, where companies ranging from Google, the PayPal unit of eBay and lesser known entities such as MineralTree are all vying to usurp the role of traditional financial institutions.