July 20, 2017
Single purpose API
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Online business is booming, and with that comes the need for easy and safe payment processing. PayPoint is a UK based company that offers a variety of safe and secure payment solutions to any business of any size. The company's selling point is that they have 15 years of experience in this sector and they pride themselves on constantly working to make online payments even simpler and more efficient. The PayPoint API makes this tried and tested functionality accessible to be integrated with other applications.
I recently had the opportunity to moderate a panel for the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council where the subject matter was “The API Revolution.” In the hour long discussion, the panel, which included members from industry leaders like Brainshark, Akamai and Constant Contact, wrestled with several topics that I think most companies are grappling with - 1) which APIs do you expose, 2) to whom do you expose them, 3) do you make the investment to build new ones, and 4) how do you leverage any of them for revenue.
eThor, a Point Of Sale (POS) integration platform that allows customers to connect their online ordering experience with their POS systems is now making the eThor API available to developers. This industry unique solution allows developers to plug directly into the platform without having to worry about the POS integration. With the API, innovative mobile application companies will have greater access to real-time data from their offline POS systems and their barrier of entry is lower than ever before.