PayPal has just launched a new mobile PayPal iOS SDK, software development kit which has been created to enable developers to accept PayPal payments directly within iOS applications.
Previously before the release of the new PayPal iOS SDK, users wishing to make a payment to PayPal within an iOS application would have been redirected to a payment page within the Safari browser on their smart phone or tablet.
However the new PayPal iOS SDK will enable users to check out within the iOS application they are using, without the need to be redirected to the PayPal website at all.
As well as allowing in-app payments, the new PayPal iOS SDK also uses PayPal’s card.io technology that enables users to pay with a credit card, by simply by taking a picture of their credit card. Making it much easier and faster for payments to be paid, rather than having to tediously enter all the credit card details into the iOS application. PayPal explains a little more about their new PayPal iOS SDK:
“Mobile SDK – Everyone knows that mobile is changing the way consumers shop and pay, and no one more than developers who must have a mobile presence to compete in today’s environment. We’re launching a mobile PayPal iOS SDK so that developers can deliver great experiences for their customers by reducing friction when it comes to payments.
Customers never leave the developer’s app experience to pay and they have more choice in the way they want to pay – simply click a PayPal button or scan a credit card using our card.io technology. We’re making it available for iOS developers first, but we’ll expand to other platforms soon.”
PayPal is hoping to roll-out more PayPal iOS SDK APIs with additional features and enhancements throughout the rest of this year, and as more information becomes available from Paypal we will keep you updated as always.
Source: Mac Rumours