PayPal launches IOS SDK to make mobile payments easy

Offering integrated app solution

Paypal have announced its new software development kit and other features to enhance its payment gateway integration offering.

Current iOS apps using payment gateway integration have to redirect to the web based payment gateway system to complete the transaction. This makes it data intensive and intuitive. Paypal’s CTO James Barrese said: “Developers should have the freedom to focus on innovating for their customers, not spending time worrying about handling the complex task of payments. We listened when our developers said they wanted better capabilities from us, and now we’re doubling down on our developer programs to deliver the best tools in the industry”.

As a result, PayPal’s new service will allow developers to implement its system right into the app allowing users to complete the transaction without having to leave the app. Apart from that PayPal also released its API that enable developers to integrate into their apps and allow users to take a picture of their debit/credit card to retrieve the details of the card into the app rather than users needing to type in all the details into the app.

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