MasterCard intros PayPass UI SDK for Android, BlackBerry developers

Summary:MasterCard is multiply the number of mobile commerce apps supporting its infrastructure with the release of new developer tools for Android and BlackBerry.

MasterCard has introduced a new user interface SDK for Android and BlackBerry developers as it continues to promote mass adoption for mobile commerce apps supporting its platform.

The Mobile MasterCard PayPass User Interface Software Development Kit provides a standardized user interface that allows developers to submit applications that have been pre-approved.

Targeted towards issuers, mobile network operators and third party developers, the UI SDK is supposed to simpify and speed up the delivery process of mobile payment apps to consumers without having to become experts in this field.

This is the first SDK available by MasterCard for this purpose. MasterCard also has an Open API program for developers to tap into the credit card company's various services, such as MoneySend and PayPass.

The global credit card business asserts that one of the motivations behind producing this SDK is "to increase the simplicity of the mobile payments ecosystem without sacrificing safety."

For a closer look at the MasterCard PayPass user interface SDK, check out the demo video below:

Topics: E-Commerce, Mobility, Smartphones, Developer


Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider,, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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