Open Government Strategy Continues with US Currency Production API

Eric Carter, January 3rd, 2014

Annual Production Figures of United States CurrencyLast year, the Executive branch of the US government made huge strides in opening up government controlled data to the developer community. Projects such as the Open Data Policy and the Machine Readable Executive Order have led the US government to develop an API strategy. Today, ProgrammableWeb takes a look at another open government API: the Annual Production Figures of United States Currency API.

EDGAR Online Modernizes Financial Data Access with APIs

Mark Boyd, December 20th, 2013

Financial data intelligence company EDGAR Online is overhauling its services to enable developers to access financial data via APIs. While already offering some API products, financial data services need a fundamental reinvention to enable a new wave of innovation, EDGAR Online President Dave Frankel told ProgrammableWeb.

Intuit QuickBooks Online API Now Free

Janet Wagner, December 4th, 2013

IntuitIntuit Inc. has announced the release of an updated version of the QuickBooks Online API which is now free to developers to use in building third-party applications. The company also announced the launch of Intuit, a new store where users of QuickBooks and QuickBooks Online can find add-on applications that provide added functionality in categories including customer management, billing and invoicing, financial and sales management.

Top Three API Trial Methods

Adam DuVander, November 18th, 2013

Point.ioWalk through any shopping mall food court and you’re bound to be offered a free sample from at least one of the restaurants. The taster is such a staple of mall marketing for one simple reason: it just plain works. This tactic has been borrowed with success by software-as-a-service (and even downloadable software) companies and as such is also common with API Products.

BBVA Innova Challenge Wants Your Big Data Insights

Mark Boyd, November 12th, 2013

There is still time for developers to enter the BBVA Innova Big Data Challenge and be in the running for some of the €90,000 ($USD 120,000) prize money. Jose Antonio Gallego Vázquez, Head of Open Innovation at the Spanish bank BBVA, spoke with ProgrammableWeb about what the competition entails and how international entries can be submitted before the 3 December deadline.

Methods of Pricing an “API as Product”

Adam DuVander, November 11th, 2013

Twilio SMSAlong with the growth of APIs in general has come the emergence of the API as a product. Many times a new startup is entirely an API. When the entire company is an API, you’d better choose the right API business model. When the API is the product, or the whole business, many times this means charging developers to use your API. It turns out, it’s not just about how much you charge them, but how. This post will look at the many different ways that API-as-product companies are getting developers to pay for access.

InComm Launches Cashtie API to Enable Mobile Barcode Transactions

Eric Carter, October 28th, 2013

InComm, prepaid card and transaction technology solution provider, has a new API for loyalty program, digital wallet, and digital coupon providers: Cashtie Cloud Match API. The API enables developers to integrate their loyalty program, digital wallet, and digital coupon solutions into InComm’s retail network without added POS hardware or substantial development work.

New ZenPayroll API Connects Disparate Back Office Systems and Apps with ZenPayroll Platform

Janet Wagner, October 24th, 2013

ZenPayrollZenPayroll, Inc., a cloud-based payroll service provider, has just announced the release of the brand new ZenPayroll API which allows developers to connect HR, Finance, scheduling and other back office applications with the ZenPayroll platform.

API or Die: AccountingSuite Positions Itself Based on its API Strategy

Mark Boyd, October 23rd, 2013

As the API Strategy and Practice conference prepares to see API developers, providers and related services descend on San Francisco later this week, the independent startup backed by 1C, AccountingSuite, is still riding the benefits of their participation in API World three weeks ago.

DataCash Integrates a MasterCard API to Increase Fraud Detection

Eric Carter, October 8th, 2013

MasterCard Lost-Stolen Account ListDataCash, global payments services provider, has announced that its fraud management solution (GateKeeper 2.0) will be the first of its kind to integrate MasterCard’s Lost-Stolen Account List API. The MasterCard API cross-references over 30 million lost and stolen cards globally. The integration will empower merchants with greater fraud detection capabilities and lessen the potential to reject legitimate customers.

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