iZettle, a Sweden-based social payments company, has launched a new software development kit (SDK) for iOS developers.
The Europay, MasterCard and Visa (EMV) approved and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant SDK service can be used by developers to add payment services to their mobile apps.
Upon integration, users can connect the app to iZettle’s card reader for taking payments and for receipt generation.
It can also be used for other functions such as inventory control, accounting, or customer relationship management.
iZettle co-founder and CEO, Jacob de Geer, said in their ongoing quest to democratise card payments they are now opening their platform to developers who already have an app, or are working on the next blockbuster iOS app, and need a payment solution.
"Whether you have developed an app with a totally new take on point-of-sale systems for cafés, or a Craigslist-like app matching buyers and sellers in the physical world, iZettle’s SDK can easily be implemented to ensure the payment process runs like clockwork for both customers and businesses," de Geer added.
The SDK is currently available for download at www.izettle.com/developer. The service can now be used only in nine countries where iZettle operates.
The company is further planning to launch an Android version of the SDK later in 2014.