BitPay, virtual currency payment processor, has announced a beta trial for its new Bitcoin Payroll API. The API allows employers to offer a portion of employee pay in bitcoin.Targeted at employers and payroll service providers, the API allows employees to opt-in to receive a payroll deduction in bitcoin on a recurring basis.
The Burstly Skyrocket API for download tracking of conversions from mobile ads uses as RESTful http interface. More than 300,000 apps use Burstly services to beta test, analyze and monetize their offerings. By spanning the development process from end to end, Burstly’s newly structured offerings give developers the choice between choosing among Testflight, Flightpath, and Skyrocket, or using them all.
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.
Our API directory now includes 945 social APIs. The newest is the SmartBots API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Twitter API. We list [num] Twitter mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of social APIs.
How can developers make money? That’s a big question in the mobile app space, and the answer is changing. There has been a gradual recognition over the past few years that one-time payment for apps (those “paid apps” that we avoid downloading if we can) is not the happy-face solution for most developers aiming to be compensated adequately for the creative work they do.
Google Announces its competitor to Amazon EC2. YouTube wants you to create awesome experiences using their new APIs. Plus: Zynga reveals API for third-party developers, the health graph expands and 22 New APIs.
Our API directory now includes 97 games APIs. The newest is the Ryzom API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the SecondLife API. We list 7 SecondLife mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of games APIs.
Backend-as-a-service company Parse found a vulnerability in Facebook’s Android SDK that allowed apps to masquerade as users. Gnip has added to its network of social streams by partnering with the Twitter of China. Plus: Amazon in app purchases, an API for summer jobs and APIs to improve mobile performance.
Our API directory has hit another major milestone. We now list 5,000 APIs, just a short four months since passing 4,000. No longer is the web simply about links connecting one site to another. Instead, developers are using tools to connect data and functionality from one site to another site. It’s an incredible transformation that has happened over a very short period of time. APIs are at the heart of Google’s strategy and they led directly to the growth enjoyed by Twitter and Facebook.