iMobile3 Leading the Mobile Payment Revolution with Apple Pay
Unless you’ve been underneath a rock the last couple of days, you have heard that Apple announced that the new iPhone 6 and 6+ will be capable of making mobile payments with Apple Pay. As more and more information is released, it will be clear how valuable this will be for everyone and how much it will help in our everyday lives.
Everyone at iMobile3 will be early adopters of this technology and look forward to using this on a daily basis. More importantly, we worked closely at Apple through a partnership with TSYS, and our talented staff helped develop a Software Development Kit (SDK) that will enable developers around the world to integrate Apple Pay into iOS software applications. Apple summarizes the importance of this accomplishment:
With Apple Pay, Apple has transformed mobile payments in a way that merchants will love, and will have an impact on the industry like never before. We’re thrilled to bring TSYS solutions to support Apple Pay, along with the issuing banks, merchants, developers, and consumers to provide an easy, safe, and secure way to pay with a single touch.
PassMarket is Apple Pay ready
Though ecstatic about our initial involvement with Apple Pay, the result of all of our hard work is something that is a little closer to our hearts. While we worked through our initial engagement, we used a PassMarket storefront application as our test code. Because we integrated with Apple Pay in the lab, PassMarket will be one of the first apps (if not the first) to offer Apple Pay when it is available to users in October 2014. Not only will this revolutionize the merchants who already use PassMarket, it will give customers with the new iPhone 6 and 6+ the ability to order ahead and pay or pay-at-table from day one.
Look for big things from iMobile and PassMarket in the months to come!