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.


108 Global APIs: Twilio SMS, Hoiio Voice and Multimap

Wendell Santos, April 23rd, 2013

Our API directory now includes 108 global APIs. The newest is the Msg2send API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Twilio SMS API. We list 173 Twilio SMS mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of 108 APIs.

In terms of the technical details, REST and [...]


255 SMS APIs: Twilio SMS, Tropo and Nexmo

Wendell Santos, October 2nd, 2012

Twilio SMSOur API directory now includes 255 SMS APIs. The newest is the Msg2send API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Twilio SMS API. We list 171 Twilio SMS mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of SMS APIs.


373 Telephony APIs: Twilio, Skype and Tropo

Wendell Santos, June 19th, 2012

TwilioOur API directory now includes 373 telephony APIs. The newest is the ClickMeeting API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Twilio API. We list 343 Twilio mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of telephony 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.


The ZayPay API and Global Micro-Commerce

Kevin Farnham, June 13th, 2008

Micro-commerce is an emerging global trend, from the microcredit pioneered by Nobel Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, to micropayment systems offered by companies like ZayPay. ZayPay is used for payments for online services, game sites, dating sites, and others. And now they have an API.


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