Mastercard launches new developers program focused on payments, data, security APIs

Mastercard has launched what it calls Mastercard Developers, which is intended to make it easier for developers to create next-generation commerce products across payments, data and security. Masterpass and Mastercard Digital Enablement Services APIs are included in the new program.

This single gateway enables Mastercard partners to access a range of APIs. The platform also includes a “New and Experimental” API category that enables partners to test new technologies and applications, according to a press release.

The experimental APIs, developed at the company’s eight R&D Labs around the world, will help partners build, scale and enable payments on new platforms. At the same time, they will have a foundation to explore payments integration into new categories such as augmented reality, virtual reality and the Internet of Things.

“We see Mastercard Developers as empowering our customers, partners and their developers in their efforts to innovate and grow their own businesses,” said Oran Cummins, senior vice president for APIs at Mastercard. “The new platform will serve as a key way to integrate Mastercard technology and services into their digital solutions in an easy and cost-effective way. And, consumers will benefit from the simpler, faster and safer experiences driven by these efforts.”

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