Mastercard has added API’s for Masterpass QR, Qkr! With Masterpass and chatbot solutions to its ever growing developer tool box to arm banks, retailers and digital providers with what they need to enable payments on new platforms.
There are now more than 40 APIs focused on payments, data services and security available to developers. Mastercard is providing access to proprietary technology, products and services for easy integration into innovative digital solutions.
In the US, FreshDirect, Subway and The Cheesecake Factory are implementing chatbots with payment functionality into Facebook Messenger using the Masterpass Chatbot API. Uber and Lyft are making it simple for drivers to collect their pay in near real time with the Mastercard Send APIs. UK gastro-pub chain Young’s Pubs is integrating the Qkr! with Masterpass API to allow diners to pay for food, start a tab and split their bill without having to wait in line or for a waiter.
The newest tools available on Mastercard Developers range from helping businesses gain insights on their performance in the era of IoT to digitizing the ways in which their consumers shop and manage personal finances.
Mastercard has also added to the New & Experimental API category within the Mastercard Developers platform, enabling partners to test the very latest in technologies and applications.
Some of the latest APIs enable the ability to:
• Accept cashless payments from their customers’ smartphones by simply scanning a Masterpass QR code at any Masterpass QR-accepting retailer location
• Speed up service in restaurants and retailers through the Qkr! with Masterpass mobile order-ahead and payment platform
• Begin to test chatbot technology and enable commerce within their own branded solutions across multiple channels and digital platforms using Masterpass Chatbot