The API economy continues to grow but one impediment to this growth is the friction involved when trying to pay for API access. Smoothing this friction may require a change in the handling of API monetization, something the open-source API Network looks to solve through the use of cryptocurrency.
When it comes to mobile payments, consumers are more likely to proceed to checkout when a transaction is smoother and doesn't require the inputting of lots of numbers. With that in mind, Payvia recently added two features to its bill-to-carrier mobile payments platform, available to merchants through an API. ProgrammableWeb spoke about those changes and more with company CTO Alek Zdziarski at API World.
Roambi, a data visualization applications provider, has just announced the launch of Roambi Business, the company's new cloud platform that includes an API that "serves as a conduit for data and enables customers to automate data imports, create Roambi reports, and refresh data."