Sydney-based On Technology has become the first software developer globally to implement PayPal’s new Permissions application programming interface (API), the latest beta API unveiled as part of the PayPal X global open payments platform.
The Permissions API lets developers ask for permission and consequently access customers’ PayPal accounts on their behalf. On Technology integrated the new API within its ezimerchant e-commerce solution, which uses PayPal to deliver payment processing. The integration occurred as part of a limited beta program.
The result: A more streamlined set-up process for new merchant customers who want to use PayPal as an online payment option.
On Technology managing director, Joachim Schiller, said the changes make implementing PayPal for customers a lot simpler.
“Our instructions for clients to enable PayPal as a payment option were quite detailed,” said Joachim Schiller, Managing Director of On Technology. “This has now been reduced to a single, self-explanatory button.”
Developers attending the PayPal Innovate 2009 in San Francisco this week have been given exclusive access to the Permissions API until the end of the year. Australian developers will have access from the first quarter of 2010.