Payment technology company Visa isn’t going to let Samsung, Apple, and Google have all the mobile payment action. It has launched Visa Developer, a platform that provides developers with access to Visa’s payment tech, ready to build into other apps.
Charlie Scharf, Visa’s CEO, said:
“As the leader in payments we have an opportunity to transform global commerce by opening-up access to our global network and supporting our clients, industry partners and innovators in their pursuit of creating new, easier and more secure ways to pay. Visa Developer represents not only a new access point to our network, but a new distribution platform for Visa products and services globally.”
Visa has launched the Visa Developer platform, with access to many payment APIs and SDKs
Visa says the platform makes it simple for developers to integrate Visa’s payment products and services — that range here from Visa Checkout to currency conversion, and PayPal-challenging person-to-person payments — in to apps. There are 150 different APIs and SDKs, a sandbox environment for testing, and access to test data.
Rajat Taneja, VP of technology at Visa, said:
“We are unbundling Visa’s full suite of products and services and giving developers open access to the underlying payment capabilities. We believe this will lead to the creation of entirely new commerce experiences with Visa technology integrated to enable greater security, scale and convenience when it comes time to pay. When you add the ability to distribute those new experiences across Visa’s global network, you can see why Visa Developer will become the preferred playground for developers everywhere.”
Developers interested in joining the Visa Developer program can find out more on the company’s dedicated website here.