Software Development Kit
In January 2014 iZettle released a software development kit for iOS. The development kit is for developers to integrate iZettle payments into their own apps. In trials a taxi firm have developed their own app which iZettle point to as an example. Customers are increasingly booking journeys using the app and with iZettle integration card payments are now possible in a seamless transaction.
iZettle released an API for developers in 2013 which allowed apps to be developed using iZettle for payments. The difference with the development kit is iZettle payments can be fully integrated into a 3rd party app. Though only currently available for iOS an Android version is to be released later in 2014.
iZettle and Eurostar have signed a partnership agreement for iZettle to be used onboard Eurostar trains. Eurostar is the highspeed train service which connects the UK, France and Belgium and will use iZettle for on board passenger upgrades. Sales were being lost using the previous solution, total sales being £300,000 in 2012.
iZettle partnered with Evalon in 2012 and now their relationship has been furthered by Evalon providing back end card payment processing services to iZettle. Evalon are a global leader in payment processing with over 1.2 million customers and this development is a move towards global expansion for iZettle. iZettle cite Evalon’s flexibility as a key factor in the partnership and are currently looking to expand into Mexico.
iZettle Contatless Card Reader £29 Here (limited time only)