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API Movers and Shakers: Your Weekly API Performance Report

Once again, U.S. Government APIs are not doing so well. FEMA in the US Government Collection was in the Red Zone with a CASC score of 5.72. This was primarily due to an outage on the 7th of March, which saw the requests to most endpoints timeout. There was also a scattering of failures throughout […]

Weekly API Performance Report: Movers and Shakers

Here are our highlights for the week in APIs. We tell you who’s up, who’s down, and who dropped out completely. Are the APIs you depend on included? If not, let us know and we’ll add them to our collection. And if you still haven’t signed up for a demo, what are you waiting for? […]

Square is a financial services and mobile payment company that was founded in 2009 by Jack Dorsey, who also co-founded Twitter. The company provides a range of services to merchants, including payment processing, point-of-sale hardware and software, and small business loans.

One of the key features of Square’s services is its API, which allows third-party developers to build applications that integrate with Square’s payment processing and other features. The company offers a range of APIs, including payment processing APIs, which allow developers to accept payments through their own applications using Square’s payment processing system.

Square also offers APIs for its point-of-sale hardware and software, allowing developers to build custom applications for use with Square’s hardware and software. Additionally, Square offers APIs for managing customer data, such as storing customer information and managing loyalty programs.

Square has been highly supportive of developers, offering a range of tools and resources to help them build applications that integrate with Square’s services. The company’s developer platform includes documentation, sample code, and a community forum where developers can ask questions and share ideas.

In terms of downtime, Square has experienced a few notable outages over the years. In July 2020, the company experienced a widespread outage that affected many of its services, including its payment processing, point-of-sale, and website. The outage lasted for several hours and caused significant disruption for Square’s customers.

Despite this outage, Square has generally been reliable and stable, with few significant downtime incidents. The company has invested heavily in its infrastructure and has built redundancy and failover capabilities into its systems to minimize the risk of downtime.

Overall, Square has been highly successful in building a thriving ecosystem of developers and third-party applications that integrate with its payment processing and other services. The company’s API platform has played a key role in enabling this ecosystem, and Square has demonstrated a strong commitment to supporting developers and helping them build innovative applications that leverage its services. While the company has experienced a few notable outages, its overall reliability and stability have been strong, and Square continues to be a leading provider of payment processing and other financial services to merchants of all sizes.

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