Mastercard has launched Mastercard Developers, a new platform for developers that features 25 commerce APIs providing a wide range of capabilities across payments, data services, and security. Mastercard Developers provides more than 18 commerce APIs that can be used to integrate Mastercard platform capabilities with Web and mobile applications. The platform also features new and experimental APIs some of which are not yet available for production deployment. Mastercard has been working hard to build a vibrant developer community around its services. Last year, Mastercard issued a developer declaration stating a number of commitments in several areas including developers, technology, and ecosystem.
Here are just a few of the data services APIs available via the Mastercard Developers platform:
- Mastercard Location Services APIs – A set of APIs that includes a Locations API, Places API, and Merchant Identifier API. The Locations API provides information about ATM locations, merchant locations, and more. The Places API provides merchant location details. The Merchant Identifier API identifies merchant details on an account statement.
- Mastercard Retail Location Insights – This API provides detailed information and insights about retail sales activity. Retail sales activity is by location and the API provides insights/scores for growth, sales, transactions, etc.
- Mastercard Media Measurement API – Provides insights into advertising and marketing campaigns using measured sales metrics and anonymized transaction data.
Mastercard is making some of its APIs available early, categorizing them as experimental. Some of these APIs are not yet available for production environments however. Developers can use Mastercard’s experimental APIs to test new cutting-edge technologies and applications. There are currently six APIs in the new and experimental section of Mastercard Developers including Mastercard Bot Commerce API, Mastercard Blockchain API, Mastercard Vending API, and Pepper Commerce SDK.
According to the documentation, it is best to utilize the APIs via one of the Mastercard Developers SDKs. The APIs can be integrated with applications without the use of the SDKs by using the REST protocol.
To learn more about the Mastercard Developers platform and the large suite of Mastercard APIs, visit https://developer.mastercard.com