Posts Tagged: government

Why Do FinTechs Want To Save Screen Scraping?

The European financial services industry is on the cusp of a technological revolution. Reforms like PSD2 and the CMA initiative in the UK are forcing traditional banking institutions to enter the API Economy as active participants.

Great news for the FinTech scene, one would think; at last the banking platforms are being opened up ready for third-parties to securely access a customer’s data without the need to screen scrape online banking interfaces (also frequently referred to as ‘direct access’). Read more

Oracle Vs. Google: How To Protect an API From Legal Snags

Over the past couple of years, Oracle has been seeking $8.8 billion in damages for Google’s use of Java in Android. If you’ve taken a look at any tech websites or the finance section of a newspaper in the past couple of years, then there’s a good chance you already know that. Read more

Blockchain: Beyond Cryptocurrency

In many ways, the internet is still a “wild west” technological landscape. New, innovative technologies emerge yearly, promising to expand functionality and redefine interactivity, changing our day to day lives on the world wide web through huge paradigm shifts.

One of these great new technologies ushering in the new era of computing is the concept and application of the Blockchain. Read more

How APIs Are Streamlining Healthcare

Managing healthcare records can be a painful experience, for both patients and doctors. Though extensive medical records are kept on patients to be made available to new caregivers, accessing them is not always an easy process.

In the UK, records are held digitally (usually General Practice (GP) records) yet some are still written by hand (details of hospital visits, etc.). Read more

Lean and Mean Open Data Machines

Open data folks could have a lot to learn from the API community, and vice-versa is true too. As the open data field is about exposing information, there is much overlap between open data and APIs or Application Programming Interfaces, which expose an application’s data or functionalities for third party integration. Read more