Braintree launches new mobile app payment solution

Mobile app payment processing

The solution provides the tools for app developers to enable e-commerce merchants to take payments through a mobile app as opposed to a web browser. Braintree, an online payment platform for developers, claims the solution is the first of its kind and completely unique. (view press release)

The development libraries and example apps are free and support smartphones and tablets running Android, iOS and Windows operating systems. The solution is PCI compliant, sensitive data is encrypted as it is entered into the phone and then transferred straight to Braintree for processing. The customer entering the data is the last person to see it. Only Braintree can decrypt the data, using a private key.

According to Braintree, other mobile app payment solutions typically use a web browser masked as an app which requires more network activity and affects performance. CEO Brian Ready expects high levels of interest in the solution, “these new client libraries solve a problem for mobile app developers who want to provide the simplest and most elegant purchasing experience for the customer, instead of using a web browser simulated to look like an app.”

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