Square Launches Payments SDK for Mobile Apps

Square announced the launch of the Square In-App Payments Software Development Kit (SDK), enabling developers and sellers to process payments with Square within their consumer-facing mobile apps for the first time.

With just a few lines of code, developers can easily and professionally build a fully PCI compliant, secure, and elegant Square-powered payments flow in their Android or iOS apps.

With this SDK, developers leave the complexity of payments to Square and focus instead on providing a delightful buyer experience.

The In-App Payments SDK is available for iOS, Android, and Flutter starting today in the United States, Canada, UK, Australia, and Japan.

Customize Payment Flow

The In-App Payments SDK provides a customizable payments flow that works with the most popular payment types.

The SDK includes a beautifully designed, interactive user experience that guides buyers as they enter their credit card information, preventing errors and providing a smoother checkout experience.

Developers can use this default flow as-is, update certain elements, or customize the entire experience to match the look and feel of their apps.

Buyers can pay with their credit or debit cards, digital wallets such as Apple Pay and Google Pay, or can choose to save their credit card information for future purchases.

OmniChannnel Payment Platform

The SDK further establishes Square’s omnichannel payments platform, making Square the only platform with first-party products that provide an end-to-end payments experience across in-person, web, and mobile app transactions.

By using one platform for payments, developers and sellers minimize the complexity, security, and compliance of managing payments across channels.

For sellers that also means a single, unified system for back-office reporting and the ability to see a holistic view of their buyers’ behavior for easier customer service and loyalty.

“With the introduction of in-app mobile payments to the Square platform, developers now have a complete, omnichannel payments solution for all their payment needs. From software to hardware to services, Square offers a complete payments experience all in one cohesive open platform. Even better, developers and sellers can manage all their payments across in-store, mobile and online all in one place.”

Carl Perry, Developer Lead at Square

The introduction of this payments SDK is good news for small business merchants looking to develop mobile apps for their shopping sites.

It will help those merchants to stay with one payment processor for all sales channels, regardless of platform.

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