PayPal is opening its new Mobile SDK to the global developer community, enabling developers to integrate the PayPal checkout experience directly into mobile apps.
Starting on Monday, Feb. 24, the mobile SDK will be generally available to developers in more than 30 markets worldwide, PayPal Developer Network global director John Lunn announced in a blog post. In the past, users needed to exit a given app and log into their PayPal account separately to pay, but the mobile SDK signs in within the app or mobile site.
After a successful test run of the SDK with taxi-hailing app Uber, the wide release will give developers access to features such as a native user experience, future payments and an integration of not only PayPal but credit card payments.
“A year ago, we migrated a few of our APIs to REST, making it easier for U.S. developers to accept PayPal,” Lunn wrote. “Today, a majority of our APIs are built on REST, available globally and no longer Beta, including Payment, Authorization, Capture, Void, Refund, so that developers around the world can take full advantage of PayPal’s capabilities. We also redesigned the PayPal Developer site and our sandbox so that developers can find the tools, documentation and resources they need quickly.”
The PayPal Mobile SDK will be available via the PayPal Developer Portal.