MasterCard Releases Mobile PayPass SDK to Simplify Payment Application Creation
Credit card processor, MasterCard has released a Mobile MasterCard PayPass User Interface Software Development Kit (UI SDK) for Android and BlackBerry OS 7 mobile operating systems.
Free to license and available globally, this new toolkit helps issuers, mobile network operators and third party developers rapidly build innovative new mobile applications that give consumers the speed and convenience of PayPass Tap-and-Go contactless payments -- directly from their smartphone.
MasterCard's toolkit provides everything software developers need to create contactless payment solutions for Android and BlackBerry users
- API Code Libraries
- API Specification Documentation
- Developer Guide
- Sample UI Application Code
- White-Label Reference UI Application
- Test Suite to Ensure Compliance and Apps
These tools help 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. Along with a developer friendly toolkit, MasterCard has also streamlined the UI approval process so that customers can bring a Mobile MasterCard PayPass service to market.
"Consumers are gaining comfort and familiarity with mobile and contactless payments, requiring the financial institutions and mobile network operators that offer these services to ensure a consistent and positive experience," said Mung Ki Woo, Group Executive, Mobile at MasterCard. "As we continue to lead the industry with mobile and contactless payments innovations, we saw an opportunity to simultaneously help our partners and improve the overall user experience. Our first-ever UI SDK provides smart tools and makes it easier for our partners to issue a complete contactless payment solution on mobile."