The initial releases from credit card provider MasterCard look to be more than a toe-dip into APIs. With its MasterCard Payments API and two others, the company could be diving straight into the deep end. Though the services are still in beta, MasterCard appears to be taking very seriously its creation of a developer ecosystem.
BIPS, Bitcoin payment system, allows users to buy or sell online using Bitcoin digital currency. In addition to Bitcoin transaction-based apps and an e-wallet, BIPS provides an API that users can integrate with existing workflows and tools. Merchants can utilize Bitcoin currency alongside traditional currency transactions.
Spring is here! Have you done your holiday shopping yet? What better time to start than now? Better yet, what better time to start building a better way to shop for gifts this holiday season? The Gifts.com API gives developers access to its “industry-leading” gift shopping engine. It better be industry leading too, because there’s a lot of competition in this space! ProgrammableWeb documents 677 shopping mashups, so if you are vying for someone to use your particular gift search system you better be classy.