VeriFone has announced the launch of the SAIL Developer Portal, an open platform that offers mobile application developers and technology providers the capability to build their own payment or marketing solutions using the VeriFone infrastructure.
VeriFone named several companies already implementing the SAIL technology. These include Xero of San Francisco and New Zealand, and Outright of Mountain View, California, both using the SAIL application programming interfaces (APIs) to provide direct integration to their accounting solutions, eliminating rekeying and manual entry of information. PushPoint of San Francisco is integrating SAIL technology into its geo-targeted services that provide merchant offers to local mobile device users. Stitch Labs, also of San Francisco, incorporated SAIL with its platform for managing inventory, orders, contacts, shipping, expenses and business analytics in a single SaaS product offering.
The SAIL Developer Portal features a SAIL Instant Commerce Toolkit that offers developers plug-and-play access to the components of the SAIL Open Payment platform. These components include APIs for real time merchant enrollment, payment processing through the secure SAIL payments engine, and inventory and data sync capabilities.
Developers can use the complete SAIL toolkit to develop their own iOS and Android mobile payment solutions, without rebuilding secure gateway or mobile device driver assets. Instead, they can embed the SAIL Payments API into their applications and utilize SAIL to handle all card processor and merchant settlement functions.