More APIs from eBay, PayPal and Skype
More travel, now in Boston where I'm attending the eBay Developers Conference.
Couple of interesting data points and announcements from this morning's keynote presentation and Product announcements:
Om Malik also reports on what he considers the more interesting API announcements from PayPal - the enabling of mobile checkout. Damon Williams explains:
"Mobile payments aren't new to PayPal. We launched PayPal Mobile last year, with the Text2Buy and Text2Give features that enabled SMS-based payments. Mobile Checkout is much different though. It’s an actual WAP 2.0 enabled checkout process that any merchant that has an m-commerce site can implement. These new APIs truly opens up our platform to developers working in the mobile space."
And then there's Skype Extras - plug-ins written by independent third-party developers that can extend Skype functionality for end users. Currently the Skype developer blog hasn't been updated with any news on this.
Other news is that Damon Williams has announced the PayPal Certified Developer Program.
Lots going on.