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.


37 Recognition APIs: AT&T Speech, Moodstocks and Rekognition

Matthew Scott, September 9th, 2013

BioID Web Services Our API directory now includes 37 recognition APIs. The newest is the Sentence Recognition API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Bioid Web Services API. We list 2 Bioid Web Services mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of recognition APIs.


307 Mobile APIs: Foursquare, Instagram and iTunes

Wendell Santos, March 27th, 2012

foursquareOur API directory now includes 307 mobile APIs. The newest is the Mobilepax API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the foursquare API. We list 81 foursquare mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of mobile APIs.


124 Payment APIs: PayPal, Amazon and Stripe

Wendell Santos, March 6th, 2012

PayPalOur API directory now includes 124 payment APIs. The newest is the LevelUp API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the PayPal API. We list 32 PayPal mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of payment APIs.


New Payment APIs: a Survey of Innovation, Pride, and Suspicion

Garrett Wilkin, December 6th, 2011

FaceCashExchanging currency for items or services is such an old time tradition and yet there are so many ways it can be done.  I’ve just taken a stroll through the payment systems neighborhood and I’ve felt inspiration from the innovators FaceCash & Dwolla, pride in my home state operator PowerPay, and murky suspicion toward JunglePay.


69 New APIs: Aviary Mobile, InVox and Indoor Mapping

Wendell Santos, November 27th, 2011

This week we had 69 new APIs added to our API directory including a mobile image editing service, mobile payment service, small business phone service, indoor mapping service, hotel reservation service and online meeting service. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.


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