How can developers make money? That’s a big question in the mobile app space, and the answer is changing. There has been a gradual recognition over the past few years that one-time payment for apps (those “paid apps” that we avoid downloading if we can) is not the happy-face solution for most developers aiming to be compensated adequately for the creative work they do.
On Monday, Visa unveiled a suite of beta APIs, specifications and developer tools for a new payments platform called Visa Next that the company says "opens [the] door to digital-first payment experiences." Using the beta APIs, Visa issuers and processors will be able to add cards to the platform.