The fixer.io SDK is a client to fetch currency conversion rates written in Node.js. It is a JSON API for current and historical foreign exchange rates published by the European Central Bank. It allows you to Get historical rates, Request specific exchange rates, Get the latest foreign exchange and more.
The UK’s recent decision to leave the EU has had, and will continue to have, far-reaching impacts beyond many people’s ability to foresee. In a recent article for Recode, Bryan Kirschner discussed the vote’s effect on the progress of open banking and its innovative API foundation on the continent.
Why is it that the most common questions people have about providing open APIs are often about monetization? While there are many possible answers, two reasons that stand out are: a) the API is a distribution channel, and when you think new distribution channel there is an expectation around revenue opportunities; and b) if you are the person in your company trying to define the business case for an API to the executive team, there is a big hurdle to overcome, because business executives tend to see an API as a cost center and want to know how to measure the pay-off.
The Billy's Billing API is aimed at small business entrepreneurs who have their hands full. (That description excludes no start up of course, but at certain crucial phases, it's really really hard to tear yourself away from the growth of the business to focus on...accounting. Ugh. And if you get a system that's too big for your needs to start with, it will cost you dearly in both money and time. For the small time operator, Billy's could be just the thing. Billy's goal is to handle invoices, contacts, payments, products, schedules, transactions, accounts, and more.