Cornerstone OnDemand launches App store and API strategy. 2Checkout's new API claims to offer the highest number of global payment methods. Plus: the state of cloud security, Google Maps' coast-to-coast UK public transport data, and the imperative of monitoring your APIs.
How much will it cost to hire that cabbie? The Yourtaximeter API gives access to such precise data that cab companies in the UK rely on it to give quotes. Yourtaximeter provides a tool anyone can use to calculate a fare. The API documentation, other than providing a link to where you can get an access key and noting responses are flexibly delivered in JSON or XML, is rather skimpy. That's actually a complement: minimal documentation reflects the fact that no coding skills are required.