SAN JOSE, Calif. & CHICAGO--PayPal today introduced the new Developer Central portal (www.paypal.com/devcentralbeta), designed to help developers support growing merchant demand for online payments. The announcement today at the sixth annual eBay Developers Conference is part of PayPal’s ongoing commitment to give developers the tools and services they need to build their businesses with the PayPal platform.
“Our active developer community is one of the drivers of PayPal’s growth, and supporting their success is a top priority for us,” said Glenn P. Lim, general manager of PayPal’s Alliances and Developer Services. “We’ve created a wealth of new resources to help developers respond to the skyrocketing demand for safer, easier online payments.”
The new Developer Central portal, scheduled to launch in July, will offer a complete set of free business and technical kits to help developers market their services, identify customer leads, complete integration projects more easily, and share knowledge with community peers. New additions across the redesigned site include:
Developer Central offers 25 free APIs to enable merchants to send and receive money online, refund transactions, manage subscriptions and track transaction histories. In addition, the site will provide a directory to connect merchants with PayPal Certified Developers.
“Time is always a challenge for developers like me, who work double duty on integration projects while simultaneously chasing new business leads,” said William Blanchard, a PayPal Certified Developer and the owner of LAMbCast, a Brooklyn-based development house. “The new marketing resources and technical content on Developer Central will help me focus on my development projects instead of creating marketing material from scratch. I started my company three years ago, and because PayPal has always treated me as a partner, my business just continues to grow.”
New Merchant Features
In addition to the new Developer Central portal, PayPal also introduced new application programming interfaces (APIs) to give merchants more flexibility to manage their customer transactions. PayPal’s new Recurring Payments API offers merchants more options for subscription billing. The new Reference Transaction API will enable merchants to more easily transact with their repeat customers. More information about these and other tools can be found by visiting the PayPal Developer Blog at www.paypaldeveloper.com/pdn/blog?blog.id=devblog
Anyone can join PayPal’s Developer Program, which was established in 2001 and currently has more than 35,000 active developers around the world, and more than 300 Certified Developers. The program is among the largest of its kind in the world, offering developers free access to technical tools, online payments resources and related third-party applications. More information about the PayPal Developer Community can be found by visiting www.paypal.com/developers.
PayPal is the safer, easier way to pay and get paid online. The service allows anyone to pay without sharing financial information and gives consumers the flexibility to pay through credit cards, bank accounts or account balances. With more than 60 million active accounts in 190 markets and 17 currencies around the world, PayPal enables global ecommerce. PayPal is an eBay Inc. (Nasdaq:EBAY) company. More information about the company can be found at https://www.paypal.com.
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