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.
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.