Optimal Payments Plc (LSE AIM: OPAY), a leading global online payments provider, announces it will launch an iOS software development kit (SDK) for Apple Pay™ allowing developers, merchants, and partners to add Apple Pay In-App Purchase as an accepted payment option.
Apple Pay provides a secure method to accept payments from customers through the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and In-App Purchase payments are expected to represent the largest share of early Apple Pay transactions.
Once launched, developers will be able to access the easy-to-implement iOS SDK, and all the tools they need, directly from the Optimal Payments Developer Centre. Merchants will have the added benefit of a single-source provider for all of their online payments solutions. Furthermore, Optimal Payments' iOS SDK will support merchants and developers with a single point of integration for future regions as Apple Pay is rolled out globally. Apple Pay transactions will be processed seamlessly with other payment options, and data will be consolidated and reported through the NETBANX® back office.
"Mobile commerce continues to accelerate exponentially," said Danny Chazonoff, chief operating officer, Optimal Payments. "Being able to offer Apple Pay supports our strategy of providing merchants and consumers with innovative payment options that reduce friction and provide an enhanced shopping experience, using the most secure payment technologies available."