bunq is an IT company at heart. We're developers, nerds, people who think an API is awesome but blindly assume that you know that too. Do you need to know? Absolutely not, but what you probably would like to know is what it enables the developers among us to build.
In short, an API makes it possible to create new applications that go beyond banking. So instead of building a new version of the (already awesome) bunq app, developers can build experiences that you won’t find in bunq.
Think wild: want to go running and save money for a good cause (can also be yourself ☺)? How about you connect your fitness tracker to your bunq account and automatically transfer €0,10 to your savings account for every kilometer you run? 🏃♀
Think practical: want to get more insight into how you spend and find out where you can save on costs? How about visualizing your transactions into different categories for a clear overview? 📊 This has already been made possible by bittiq
Think automated: your business can send invoices and receive payments, but you still need to transfer the VAT at end of the month. How about accountancy software that sets aside VAT from every paid invoice and prepares a transfer to the tax office? You'd only have to approve it and there would be nothing to worry about.✌ This has already been made possible by Informer.
Think savings: want to save a few cents every time you make a small purchase with your awesome bunq card? 💳. How about getting those cents automatically transferred to your savings account? It's the easiest way to save. This has already been made possible by Limitless.
So without knowledge of how an API works, what life hacks would you like to see next?