Visa releases mobile payments developer platform

The credit card giant has launched its Visa Developer, providing access to some of its top transaction tech.

Visa has now announced that it has launched a new platform called Visa Developer, which provides access to some of the credit card giants most popular traditional and mobile payments services and technologies.

This new release provides access to a range of tech and services, and promises that more are coming soon.

This will include access to person-to person mobile payments capabilities, account holder identification, online payment services (like Visa Checkout), secure in-store payment services, as well as consumer transaction alerts and even currency conversions. The credit card company has confirmed that it will be opining up its payment capabilities access even more as 2016 progresses.

The Visa Developer platform for online and mobile payments has been in its beta phase for several months.

Visa launches mobile payments platformThere have been several companies that have come up with prototype mobile wallet apps based on the use of the Visa Developer platform. Among them have included: National Australia Bank, Emirates NBD, CIBC, Scotiabank, RBC, TD Bank, VenueNext, U.S. Bank, TSYS, and Capital One. This platform works by turning Visa’s various payment services and products into a mobile app programming interface (API).

Among the key features of the platform include:

• That it is a developer portal available around the world.
• It provides ways to search through the payment products and services at Visa.
• It offers sample code, documents, community interactions, reference apps, customer support, blogs and announcements.
• There is a testing sandbox through which a plug and play experience can be used by developers and to allow data to be tested by Visa.
• It is an open platform that allows hundreds of Visa SDKs and APIs to be accessed for some of the most popular products and capabilities the company has to offer.

Developers are able to use this platform to create online and mobile payments workflows such as push payments, peer-to-peer payments, merchant checkouts and even secure transactions through the use of tokenization. Mobile commerce, bill payments, and domestic/international remittance, among others, can also be created through Visa Developer.

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