by: Brien Buckman
What is MasterCard?
“We are more than credit cards, we are payment experts. We process transactions 2x quicker than the blink of an eye.”
“We <3 Android”
MasterCard is part of Android Pay, but he can’t speak much about that.
MasterCard developer zone
You can play with all of their SDKs and each one has a Sandbox available. There is also documentation and support forums. Go to “Services” and there are about 20 on there.
MasterPass – Digital Wallet Network
A digital Wallet Service that allows consumers pay with any payment card anywhere on any connected-device.
Simplify Commerce – Accepting Payments
Makes it easy for small businesses to accept payments.
“Low, Fixed Pricing – SDKs – Plugins
Merchant Identifier – Rich Merchant Data
“Provides rich merchant descriptions based on a merchant’s acquiring name.” This makes the credit card statement entry human readable instead of “JOE COFFE 342”, it would be “Joe’s Coffee on 2nd Street”, etc.
*NEW* – “Places” aggregate anonymous spend data to give you relevant merchant-focused information.”
“Say you are traveling to the middle of no where Utah, and you want a good restaurant. They use anonymous transaction data to see what the most popular payments are.
“Masters of Code” is their global hackathon. Running a lot of these events. One is in NYC November 7-8 this year. Get one quick, because it will sell out.
“Locations API” – For determining where MasterCard is accepted.