The afternoon sessions at the API Strategy and Practice conference included one focused on business models in an API centric world. The session featured talks on the Evolution of API Business Models, Market Driven API Business Models and Lessons learned from $0 to $1M API Revenue. One talk that caught my ear was by 3scale CMO Guillaume Balas discussing how to select the right business model.
Understanding cultural differences amongst developers (and between developers and the rest of the business) emerged as a key issue to address when designing APIs, according to a panel session on Creation, Design and Documentation of APIs at API Strategy and Practice in San Francisco today.
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.
Of the many APIs we published this week, seven were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those seven, which included the TaxCloud.js API. Put simply, TaxCloud automates sales tax returns for small businesses. Through the use of the API, developers receive the functionality with zero impact on their existing cart system and no new data elements. None of these data elements are ever stored to respect customer privacy. Currently TaxCloud works with 29 states accurately calculating the tax through origin, destination, and class of goods.
FedTax’s TaxCloud, the internet’s only free sales tax service, now integrates with Stripe. Stripe will be TaxCloud’s initial partner for TaxCloud.js, TaxCloud’s new sales tax management API. Stripe merchants can now easily comply with any sales tax law in the US, regardless of state, with no extra charge to merchants.
JotForm, a web-based WYSIWYG form builder platform, announced that the JotForm API Developer Competition will take place August 24 through September 24, 2013. The contest was created to celebrate the recent release of the new JotForm API.
Standard Treasury wants to bring banks up to speed with the modern era. The Silicon Valley startup is developing a white label collection of APIs and webhooks that will allow commercial banks to give customers access to core banking services in their apps and backends.
Of the many APIs we published this week, twelve were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those twelve, which included Google’s many newly released APIs. Included in Googles recent releases are the Content Experiments, Cloud SQL API, CalDAV, and the CardDAV APIs. To give a background on each, the CalDAV API allows developers to manage their calendar, the CardDAV to manage contacts, the Content Experiments allowing for Google Analytics to be used for A/B testing, and finally the Cloud SQL API to perform certain tasks for MySQL database. To learn more about these APIs, visit the Google page as well as the Google API blog post.