Developers can now create apps capable of processing payments.
Businesses and developers will now be able to create apps with ability to process payments, following SumUp’s introduction of an API for its mobile point-of-sale solution.
The launch of the API, which is available for both iOS and Android apps, is designed to allow those looking to incorporate payment processing functionality in their own apps to do so quickly and easily.
Apps utilising the SumUp API will have access to a full payment solution and will be able to process payments from credit and debit cards issued by both MasterCard and Visa, as well as registering cash payments.
“The launch of our API is a logical next step for us on the way to making cashless payments in everyday life radically more simple,” commented Daniel Klein, CEO of SumUp. “More merchants than ever before are using mobile technology to engage with their customers. Unfortunately, until now a lot of them have had to stop short of actually taking payments through their apps as they haven’t had access to the secure technology and know-how needed to do so. The release of our API means that this issue is solved. They can now boost the potential of their apps by accepting payments seamlessly and securely, even on-the-go.”
SumUp’s technology is PCI-DSS and EMV certified, meaning that merchants incorporating the SumUp API will immediately be able to process transactions using the highest security standard for card payments.