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.
The ProgrammableWeb directory marches toward quintuple digits. Having just passed 9,000 APIs, the next milestone ahead looks even bigger. Of course, all the recent milestones look huge compared to the directory at the end of 2005, when it sat at just 105 APIs. In addition to continuing the rise of the enterprise, the latest APIs show mobile as a driving force. At least two previously locked-down categories, payments and messaging, are now being changed by APIs.
Here is an interview with Amber Feng, software engineer for a leading payment API on the web, Stripe. In this interview we will discuss Stripe security and dealing with multiple currencies. Check out our Stripe API profile.
New York Public Library API helps opens up digital archives to developers. Mozilla to introduce WebPayment API, a common way to make online payments. Plus: If you have missed Google’s SXSW presentation on Project Glass and its Mirror API, check out the full rundown made available on YouTube.
Software quality firm SmartBear is releasing freeware versions of some of its products, including API testing tool SoapUI and the guts behind the AlertSite API. SmartBear charges hefty license fees for the commercial versions of these products. It expects some of those who download and find value in the tools to find more value by becoming SmartBear customers. This freemium approach borrows from both SaaS and open source, with an eye toward community service mixed with the classic food court taste test.
Codeacademy has just launched its program for APIs for open release. The well known Codecademy is a team of hackers working hard to build a better way for anyone to teach, and learn, how to code. Their investors have been Union Square Ventures, Index Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, O’Reilly, SV Angel, Thrive Capital, CrunchFund, Collaborative Fund, Founder Collective, Yuri Milner, Vivi Nevo, Richard Branson, and several others.
While testing out a new tool I’m working on that uses a variety of OAuth2 providers and thought I’d catalog some of the quirks I came across. This is just for the authorization flow, not for actually making requests once you’ve secured a token. Now that the OAuth2 spec is solidified we should start seeing less and less of these issues.
There is a bold new version of the Box.net API, as the enterprise-focused file sharing company iterates on its platform. In the interview below, we discuss the future of APIs with Box’s Peter Rexer, the first in a series conducted by ProgrammableWeb and Hojoki (where I work), an aggregation tool for apps such as Google Drive, Dropbox and Evernote, that helps support team work.
Our API directory now includes 56 billing APIs. The newest is the Merchee API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Stripe API. We list 5 Stripe mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of billing APIs.