Of all the markets being impacted by the booming API economy, perhaps none has seen as much activity and innovation as the payments space. The past several years have seen the launch of a number of disruptive and successful API-centric upstarts, including Stripe and Balanced. Meanwhile, entrenched players like PayPal and Verifone have responded with new offerings of their own.
Based in Vancouver, BC, Payfirma has created an XML-based API that promises custom forms and full shopping carts to keep you in control of developing the flow of your credit card processing. The idea is to make business’s lives simpler by reducing development costs with the Payfirma API that accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express among others.
This week we had 56 new APIs added to our API directory including a customer engagement and loyalty promotion service, app performance testing, crowd-sourced language learning service, live video broadcasting, electronic payments service and an enterprise social networking service. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.