Payfirma, the company creating simple, fast, and secure mobile point of sale products for businesses, has opened up its mobile payment platform to developers.
Any third party mobile application for iPhones, iPads, or Android devices can now accept mobile payments in-person with the swipe of a credit card. Developers can leverage Payfirma's payment platform to manage transactions, PCI compliance, and credit card reader integration. Payfirma's integration kit seamlessly and securely shares information between third party apps and Payfirma, automating business processes, increasing efficiency, and improving usability.
Some of the apps that will integrate with Payfirma are invoicing, accounting, restaurant, and retail apps. Mobile invoicing apps, for example, allow businesses to create invoices on their iPad or iPhone wherever they are. Invoices, typically sent over email to be paid at a later date, can now be paid on the spot using Payfirma. This makes life simpler and more flexible for businesses.
Payfirma is building a mobile payment ecosystem for developers. "The mobile development community is key to Payfirma", notes Kalle Radage, Payfirma's Chief Product Officer. "We are continually building out our platform to make it easy for developers to add payment functionality," explains Kalle, "this will allow developers to create a new wave of game-changing payment applications."
Integration with Payfirma allows apps to pass transaction information to Payfirma, such as the transaction type (sale or refund), transaction total, and the email address of the receipt recipient. This makes it possible to conduct a transaction in seconds. After a transaction is complete, Payfirma can pass back information such as the transaction ID, time, date, and order details, which creates a complete and integrated experience.