Dice to Host its First Mobile Hackathon

Eric Carter, March 6th, 2014

Dice, the leading career website for tech professionals, will soon host its first mobile hackathon: Mobile Hack. Mobile Hack will take place March 15th and 16th at the Des Moines Area Community College’s Future Farmers of America Enrichment Center. Dice is based out of New York, but has a significant Iowa presence, and felt compelled to host the event in Des Moines.

Mobile Spurs Growth of Payment APIs

Adam DuVander, November 14th, 2013

DwollaThe growth of APIs owes a lot of thanks to mobile. The reverse is also true, as APIs make possible much of what happens on mobile devices. Along the way, popular API segments have grown with mobile-specific offerings. Perhaps predictably, mobile payments is one of those areas of hyper growth. The most recent crop of mobile payment APIs focuses on specific platforms much of the time, either in addition to or instead of a more universal RESTful API.

The Growing Trend of Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS)

Janet Wagner, July 17th, 2013

ProgrammableWebThere is a category of vendors on the rise in the API space; Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS). The term is fairly new and there is some debate as to the definition and features of vendors that would be classified in the iPaaS category. This post is an overview of iPaaS and features several vendors that offer iPaaS solutions.

PW Interview: Michael Schonfeld of Dwolla API on Innovation Meeting the Payment Web

Ajay Ohri, May 2nd, 2013

Dwolla Dwolla is an extremely innovative Payment API and the site allows you to transfer money with one of the least payment charges. We have covered Dwolla before here. Here is an interview with Michael Schonfeld, Developer Evangelist of Dwolla API.

Today in APIs: Sociocast’s Transactions and Ephesoft Intelligent Capture APIs

Greg Bates, April 1st, 2013

Sociocast PredictionSociocast hits 700 million transactions. Ephesoft keeps track of your documents through its APIs. Plus: Payments startup Dwolla continues to be down for the 2nd day due to a DDOS attack.

Codecademy Expands APIs Curriculum: New Lessons Include Box, Evernote, Dwolla and More

Janet Wagner, February 20th, 2013

CodecademyLast month ProgrammableWeb reported that Codecademy had launched a new curriculum featuring website and application development using APIs. Codecademy has just announced the addition of new APIs and courses to the curriculum.

Zinc API Enables Online Retail at Any Scale

Eric Carter, January 3rd, 2013

ZincZinc bridges the gap between bloggers and content creators and the retailers that sell the products reviewed and covered. The Zinc API allows anyone with an online presence to add a few lines of code to a site or app and seamlessly add ordering functionality. Zinc integrates with various online retailers; so, readers/consumers no longer need to leave a site to order a product from a major online retailer.

Today In APIs: PeopleBrowsr vs Twitter, Dwolla Guest Checkout and 11 New APIs

Romin Irani, November 30th, 2012

PeoplebrowsrA San Francisco court asks Twitter to make available its Firehose for PeopleBrowsr. Guest Checkout from Dwolla. Plus: API Hackday New York is back, the new AWS Data Pipeline and 11 new APIs.

Dwolla Hosts Old MacDonald Hackathon in Hometown Des Moines

Eric Carter, November 13th, 2012

DwollaDwolla, highly innovative payment network, celebrates its second anniversary by hosting a hackathon in its birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa. To complement the unusual choice of geography for a hackathon, Dwolla chose a name to fit the occasion: Old MacDonald Hackathon. Dwolla and co-host, Silicon Prairie News, aim for 50 developers to enjoy the scene and conjure up some disruptive applications utilizing Dwolla’s APIs.

Today in APIs: Cows, Code, and Money, 5 Rules for API Management, and 12 New APIs

Greg Bates, November 12th, 2012

DwollaHackathon prizes are farm animals (not a typo). Mashery offers 5 Rules for API Management. Plus Google Devfest heads to Thailand, Peru, India and elsewhere, how Cognizant uses AWS, and 12 new APIs.

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