APIs are giving more leverage to small independent players. Whether it’s a single developer, or a small web development team, each quality API that is produced gives them another leg up. There is a wonderful varied ecosystem emerging here with many highly specified niche players. TinyPay.me is one such player, offering e-commerce services with focus on simplicity and product placement. The TinyPay.me API gives developers a unique online storefront option.
Ticketbud, online ticket sales platform, is now beta testing the first Ticketbud API. Ticketbud allows users to create and manage ticket sales for any event. Although the platform allows event creation, the API is read only for the beta period. Ticketbud simplifies event management into five easy to follow steps: 1) create event 2) add tickets 3) publish event 4) promote event 5) manage event entry. Although the API is not ready to incorporate all five steps, Ticketbud is headed in that direction.
Google has released a new Instant Buy API for iOS. The API enables mobile device users to purchase items with a single click, as opposed to entering account information with each purchase. The API is now available for iOS devices and is meant to cut down on the amount of typing consumers must exert in order to make purchases with their Google Wallet accounts.