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Should you let people scrape data from your site or offer a web service API instead? This is one of the classic arguments for offering an API: to get better control over how your data is accessed and who gets access. A recent news story about Flybe, Europe's largest independent regional airline carrier, demonstrates a case where this was the main driver for creating an API. For Flybe, having third party service and applications access their booking engine is very important to them, but they want to make it more structured and reliable.
There are so many jobs listed for developers familiar with the Paypal API on GetAFreelancer that the site has a category dedicated to it. And that's not all--there are over 300 API-related listings on the site, which connects freelancers with people who need programmers and designers.
Dwolla has launched a number of services and APIs in the recent past in an attempt to achieve its goal of "building the ideal API to move money." In an attempt to streamline its various services, Dwolla has repositioned its Access API to act as the umbrella to house all of its payment services.