MasterCard is launching the Mobile MasterCard PayPass User Interface Software Development Kit (UI SDK) for Android and BlackBerry OS 7 mobile operating systems (view press release). The new toolkit is designed to help issuers, mobile network operators and third party developers build new mobile applications that give consumers PayPass Tap-and-Go contactless payments via their smartphone.
Prior to the launch of the Mobile MasterCard PayPass UI SDK, highly specialised skills were required to develop applications that could interface with the NFC capabilities in smartphones such as Samsung Galaxy S3, HTC One X, Sony Xperia S and RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900.
MasterCard’s toolkit provides a number of tools to integrate Mobile MasterCard PayPass into a proximity payment mobile UI application, a mobile banking application or a mobile wallet application. The White-Label Reference UI Application allows financial institutions to create a contactless mobile application within their own branded app. MasterCard has also streamlined the UI approval process so that customers can bring a Mobile MasterCard PayPass service to market.
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