Thursday, November 17, 2011

Visa helping developers create payment apps

Visa helping developers create payment apps

0 Comments 3In an effort to accelerate the development of its payment products, Visa Inc. today announced the launch of its Visa Developer Center. The center's primary purpose is provide approved application developers with easy access to tools needed for the creation and deployment of payment applications, said Jim McCarthy, global head of product, Visa, in a company press release.

The Visa Developer Center offers e-commerce and mobile application developers a pathway to create a seamless online purchase experience for consumers. Whether enabling the purchase of small in-game digital goods or the latest appliance from a big-box retailer, to enabling purchases with Visa's new digital wallet, developers now have access to application programming interfaces (APIs), simplified documentation, and software development kits needed to make online shopping with Visa fast, simple and secure, the company said.

"The convergence of Web, mobile and social networks is revolutionizing the way people buy and sell and is driving the creation of new and innovative ways to pay," McCarthy said in the release. "The Visa Developer Center ensures that application developers, especially those constructing eCommerce, mobile and social applications, have access to Visa capabilities, while still maintaining Visa's industry-leading security standards."

The center provides access to the payment expertise, open APIs and development tools offered by Visa and its subsidiaries, CyberSource, Authorize.Net and PlaySpan, McArthy said. It will enable e-commerce merchants, financial institutions, mobile network operators and gaming developers to integrate Visa payment functionality into their product offerings.


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