October 8, 2015
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Google is pushing a significant update to its Firebase platform in order to make the backend-as-a-service even more useful for developers. The refreshed platform targets game developers and tosses in new crash reporting and analytics enhancements for good measure. Here's what you need to know.
Pactas, recurring billing solution provider, offers the Pactas API that allows developers to include Pactas functionality within third party apps and websites. Any need for recurring billing (e.g. carsharing, music flatrates, cloud services, etc.) can be simplified and streamlined with the Pactas solution. Pactas enables users to manage subscriptions, track payments, and map pricing. Access to the platform can customize to each users' situation depending on need, resources, and integration opportunities.
WorldMate, the world's largest mobile itinerary management and booking service, launched the WorldMate API this week. The e-mail parsing API extracts travel data (e.g. confirmation e-mails, key travel information, airport codes, etc.) and sends the information back to the developer's platform. Providing such information opens WorldMate's data to a new realm of applications. WorldMate has already seen adoption from developers outside the itinerary management and booking space. Early examples include expense reporting, flight status, and compliance apps. WorldMate CEO, Jean Tripier, commented: "We are overwhelmed with the immediate popularity of the API across a wide spectrum of developers."