Anyone in the events industry will know how much is involved in making an event a success. There are detailed logistics at every turn, and the event ticketing and registration process can prove to be one of those complex challenges. Startup, Tito, may just have the solution for eliminating these potential ticketing nightmares, as they have introduced a simple and effective event managing application that makes it possible to sell tickets and manage events quickly and easily. Tito also provides the Tito API, which is good news for developers who may want to access this functionality and integrate it with other relevant applications.
Stripe, ever aimed at simplifying and increasing web-enabled payment options, has expanded the Stripe API to programmatically send bank transfers to anyone with a US bank account. Anyone using the web (e.g. vendors, service providers, sellers, etc.) can utilize the new functionality to transfer money. Stripe created the product with internet users who require payments on two sides (i.e. buy side and sell side) in mind. Instead of sellers collecting money into a bank account, the sellers can direct money directly into a third party account.
We live in the age of the API. Almost every self-respecting web service today provides some kind of programmatic access to its data and/or facilities. APIs range from location-based data to online payment processing and everything in between.
Locaid announced the release of a compliance API. The Google Maps Engine gets an API. Plus: Stripe adds bank transfers Via API, Waratek ships open source API for Java virtualisation, and 9 new APIs.
Celery, flexible ecommerce solution provider, allows users to accept pre-orders without charging the customer until the product is ready to ship. On the flip side, customers also have the capability to pre-pay for goods and services. In addition to flexible payment options, Celery allows developers to integrate its functionality with third party apps and workflows via the Celery API.
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.