Payment is a critical piece of any application and new usage patterns have indicated that users are likely to do their purchase from a variety of devices and applications. It is important to create the right experience within the application so that the payment process is seamless to the user. Visa, one of the key players in the payment industry, has announced the launch of its developer program to consolidate all its offerings and push its new digital wallet service, V.me, that is slated to launch in early 2012. The V.me by Visa API is available to developers now for beta testing.
PayPal has announced the release of a new PayPal Invoicing API, which aims to provide small businesses with the tools necessary to easily create, send, and process invoices. Although targeting small businesses, the company has noted that the API has a global reach.