Now Live: The Integration Portal

First things first, if you’re a developer, I highly suggest you check out this dev blog post on This post is meant to be more of an introduction of sorts for all of our non-technical business development, product and design friends looking to learn if a Dwolla integration is right for their company, app or project.

One of the most beautiful and powerful things about Dwolla is its web-driven and open structure, or its ability to play nicely with a host of other Internet technologies. Bundled into a series of accessible end points, Dwolla’s network and technologies are available to all in what’s called an API, or Application Programming Interface (great explanatory video of open vs. closed for us laymen). This API allows the network to connect to social platforms, plug-in to existing software and embed itself into new applications. It’s what makes Dwolla compatible with the 21st century and is what’s fueling a lot of our growth.

Today, our API is getting a new home to lay its head and rest its feet. Introducing, the Integration Portal. Best thing? It’s designed with two kinds of users in mind, the non-technical and the technical.

Why do this? One of the biggest misunderstandings about API portals is that their purpose is only for developers. That’s just not true. Integrations start with a spark of curiosity, “Would this work for my company?” Technical or not, who asks that question is irrelevant at that point; how it’s answered is what determines the outcome.

It all starts by inferring one simple question: Do you code?

“I can <code>” takes you to our new and improved developer playground. Clicking “I don’t code”  won’t teach you how to code (do checkout treehouse or Code Academy) or show you exactly how to integrate Dwolla into your individual project, but it will be able to provide an easy-to-understand rundown of Dwolla and what an integration could mean for your company.

We have a lot of cool ideas and surprises planned for this project, but we’d love to hear your feedback in the comments section. What are we missing? How can we make this even better?

  • Brian Hemesath

    Well done, very organized and easy to follow… anxious to see more endpoints.

    • Jason Mead

      What endpoints would you like to see?  I might know somebody.

      • Brian Hemesath

        refund: takes a transaction id and does the rest automatically (amount refunded = amount originally charged; money is exchanged between same parties, but in reverse)

  • Auto & Truck Solutions

    I want a bottom-line SOLUTION.  Any vendor’s job (including yours) is to cure my pain. In simplest form, the pain you can cure is a means by which my clients can pay me affordably, quickly and reliably.  Dwolla has historically fallen short on quickness and reliability (anything over $100 taking a WEEK to clear, despite statements and promises that they will clear in 1 day,) but been affordable.

    If we are to engage you again, I need to see that facile SOLUTION.

    • Ben Milne

      Please drop me a line. – No transactions should ever take that long unless there is something being queued for review in which case there is a clear path to resolution. Thank you for taking the time to send me some information so I can resolve this for you promptly.

      • Swirlspace

        Ben – I agree with Auto Truck. I’ve been wanting to use Dwolla more to bill clients but i have had the same experience, having to wait 3-4 biz days for payment to clear into my Dwolla acct, then another 3-4 biz days for it to get into my bank acct – thats toooo long. instead i am receiving good old fashioned paper checks sent snail mail which takes half the time to get into my bank acct.

  • Krishna Bhattarai

    is it available for non US?

    • Jordan

      Not currently! We’re working as fast and safely as possible to bring it abroad.

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