Asynchrony today announced it has completed the development of a software development kit (SDK) for both iOS and Android for use in payment processing with Simplify Commerce by MasterCard, a new product that makes it easy for US merchants and developers to accept e-commerce and mobile commerce payments, regardless of payment brand, in a matter of minutes.
With Asynchrony’s deep experience in mobile development and long-standing track record, it was easy to rapidly develop and deliver a high quality, reliable SDK for both iOS and Android. Asynchrony developers built a graphical component and controller that focused on reliability, security, and stability to complement the strong MasterCard brand. The SDKs, built using the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS), had to ensure that the merchant never sees sensitive card data.
MasterCard is always looking for ways to make payments easier, and Simplify Commerce is a new way to help merchants and developers connect with electronic payments, says Rahul Deshpande, Technical Evangelist, MasterCard Labs. We built Simplify Commerce on an open platform that developers can enhance, and we are pleased that Asynchrony leveraged its expertise in the mobile space to build robust SDKs to support our open platform in a systematic, well-documented manner.
According to the Asynchrony team leader, the key to the SDK’s usability was developers building for developers.
Three of Asynchrony’s most experienced mobile developers built libraries for other developers to easily integrate Simplify Commerce into their app or website, said Nate McKie, CTO, Asynchrony. In the end, the MasterCard product is a payment processing system written by developers for developers–we just made it easier for creators of mobile applications that want to accept payments. Our strategy was to produce code that we, as developers, would want to use. 
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