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05 Jun 12 PayAnywhere APIs Now Available for Android Developers



TROY, Mich., Jun 04, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) –
PayAnywhere (
www.payanywhere.com ),
a leader in mobile point of sale solutions, today announced the addition
of two new Android software developer kits (SDKs) to its developer
library. Complementing PayAnywhere’s SDKs for iOS, the new Android SDKs
— Basic and Advanced — allow developers to easily embed credit card
point of sale functionality into apps that can run on any Android
device, making it possible for those apps to accept and process Visa,
MasterCard, Discover and American Express credit card purchases.

Once enabled by PayAnywhere APIs, mobile apps can accept swiped credit
card transactions using PayAnywhere’s award-winning credit card reader
and payment processing service for smartphones and tablets, or accept
keyed-in, “card not present” transactions. Swiped credit card
transactions made using apps that incorporate PayAnywhere APIs are
assessed only a 2.69 percent transaction fee, with no other fees applied.

In addition to credit card processing, the PayAnywhere SDKs make
available to developers a host of features that allow the merchant to
capture signatures, attach invoice numbers to transactions, print
receipts or send them to customers via email, keep a record of
transactions, view detailed transaction reports and more. With both the
Basic and Advanced SDKs developers can be assured that the entire
payment experience is powered by a leader in payment processing that
handles $1 billion in transactions every month.

“The handling of credit card transactions and moving money from consumer
to merchant is quite an involved and complicated process,” said Gordon
Rimac, chief technology officer at PayAnywhere. “That’s one reason many
enterprises, even those with extensive developer resources, approach
PayAnywhere about incorporating our transaction and payments processing
solution into their apps. Handling payment processing is something
PayAnywhere does exceptionally well, and through our SDKs, PayAnywhere
is making it very easy to leverage our core business expertise while
letting developers stay focused on theirs.”

The PayAnywhere Basic Android SDK provides developers the simplest way
to add credit card transaction capabilities to Android apps. The
developer’s app handles the transaction amount and itemization then
passes that information to the PayAnywhere API, which then calls on the
PayAnywhere app to complete the transaction. The Basic Android SDK
requires little effort to implement the PayAnywhere API into an existing
app letting that app access the feature-rich PayAnywhere mobile point of
sale solution.

“If you think about it, credit card transactions are interactive with
the buyer signing at the end of the process to validate the
transaction,” added Rimac. “Because point of sale apps pass between
merchant and consumer, we wanted developers to have the ability to
create custom apps using their brand and conforming to their guidelines,
not ours. Our advanced SDKs allow developers to use the various features
of the PayAnywhere mobile point of sale solution while still letting
them control the consumer experience.”

The PayAnywhere Advanced Android SDK is an advanced library that allows
developers to seamlessly incorporate individual components of
PayAnywhere functionality into their own apps. With the ability to fully
brand the app, customers won’t know PayAnywhere is handling the
transaction processing. There is no PayAnywhere branding present and the
appearance of the app can be fully customized to fit the app’s theme.

Both the Basic and Advanced Android SDKs include complete documentation
for integrating PayAnywhere APIs into an app, as well as instructions on
how to call the library, including the process of initializing the
library, customizing the look of the library and starting a transaction.
The process of receiving information back from the library after a
transaction is complete is also explained.

The PayAnywhere Android SDKs complement Basic and Advanced SDKs for any
iOS device made available in December last year. Developers interested
in adding credit card transaction capabilities to their mobile apps can
download the free PayAnywhere SDKs from
http://www.payanywhere.com/developers .

About PayAnywhere Created by a multi-billion dollar credit
card processing company with more than two decades of merchant payment
processing experience, PayAnywhere is powering a payments revolution
with its enterprise-grade, “pay-as-you-go” mobile payments system.
PayAnywhere’s mobile point of sale (POS) technology combines the
industry’s most comprehensive enterprise-grade features with 24/7
customer support. From billion dollar enterprises to the neighborhood
garage sale, merchants of all sizes turn to PayAnywhere for highly
secure, feature-rich, affordable mobile payments systems that expand and
enrich their ability to conduct business. For more information visit
www.payanywhere.com .

PayAnywhere is a registered trademark of PayAnywhere. iPad(R) and
iPhone(R) are registered trademarks of Apple(R) Inc, registered in the U.S.
and other countries. Android(TM) is a trademark of Google Inc.

SOURCE: PayAnywhere


        Mobility Public Relations for PayAnywhere
        Melissa Burns, 208-946-4849
        PayAnywhere@mobilitypr.com
        Twitter: @PayAnywhere 

www.payanywhere.mobilitypr.com            

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