I’m an online shopper who loves efficiency and hates filling out forms, so TwoTap’s solution that automates the checkout process across top e-commerce websites immediately grabbed my attention. Not only does TwoTap help automate checkout, but the TwoTap API gives developers a new way to handle referral-based e-commerce. With just a few calls to the API, developers can complete a purchase on a customer’s behalf.
ProgrammableWeb first covered Animetrics last year as its Facial Recognition API was picking up speed in the government and law enforcement space. Expanding on its initial success, Animetrics has now released a commercial version of the API: FaceR API. This is Animetrics first taste of the commercial space.
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.
Google has begun distributing a new release of Google Play Services to all Android devices, and along with it made a new SDK available to developers with a handful of new APIs. The main additions include a Google Analytics API, Tag Manager, Address API, Google Drive API, and updated support for Google Play Games. Google Play Services 4.3 is being pushed to hardware already running Android 2.3 Gingerbread and up. This encompasses the bulk of smartphones and tablets in use today.
RetailNext, in-store analytics market leader, announced a set of enterprise APIs that retailers, shopping centers, business partners, and others can integrate with existing hardware systems to utilize RetailNext’s analytics capabilities. RetailNext delivers analytics usually limited to ecommerce outfits to brick and mortar stores for better insights. The API is hardware agnostic; so, users can leverage existing infrastructure.
Slice, the ultimate online shopping assistant, has launched the Slice API. The Slice API allows third party apps to integrate Slice features such as price drop alerts, tracking packages, spending tracking, email receipts and more. Slice is currently recruiting developers to test the API and build apps upon the Slice platform. Slice is dedicated to changing the way online shoppers interact with the products they buy online, and the Slice API sits at the heart of its mission.
The Indix API released today makes product information available in machine-readable format from the “world’s most comprehensive product intelligence platform”, Indix. ProgrammableWeb spoke with Shalendra Chhabra, Director of Marketing, on the eve of the API release.
Swift IQ belives Machine Learning as a Service (MLaaS) will become a key market in the near future as more providers look to integrate predictive APIs with their customer transaction data. After presenting at the recent API Strategy and Practice Conference, Swift IQ CEO Jason Lobel spoke with ProgrammableWeb about how businesses can use an API-driven approach to improve their “adaptive intelligence”, and shares four techniques that can be tested immediately.
API management platform and enterprise software architecture specialists SOA Software have announced a new partnership with digital commerce specialists Elastic Path, aimed at supporting enterprises to improve their digital sales funnels with the help of APIs. The news comes as pre-conference workshops get underway this afternoon (San Francisco time), and signaling how key API providers are already leveraging the start of API Strategy and Conference to share industry announcements.