Paynow, the Zimbabwean internet payments platform developed by Webdev has decided to give local internet payments a shot in the arm by working with developers. Together with Hypercube Hub, Paynow will be hosting a developer day at the tech hub on Saturday 16 August 2014.
The day long event (9 am to 5 pm) will be focused on issues particular to integrating with Paynow and using online payments in Zimbabwe.
The day’s lead presentation will be geared at providing a wealth of information on the use of Paynow to developers as well as designers. Areas to be covered include integration via email, the Paynow hosted cart, the pre-generated button and code based integration.
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There will be a session focused on integrating existing systems of the developers in attendance with assistance being given in the process. The organisers of the event have offered giveaways to anyone that will display a working integration.
Paynow will also be building a list of developers who have integrated and can be recommended to merchants in the future.
Paynow is the first online payments solution in Zimbabwe to provide mobile money payments with direct official connection to the APIs, specifically the closely guarded EcoCash API. The gateway also has VISA and Vpayments functionality through official direct integration.
When we last spoke to the Paynow team they explained how the platform came as a solution to some of the online payment hurdles they were encountering with merchants on another Webdev product, Classifieds.co.zw
This latest push for developer integration will definitely go a long way in spurring on local e-commerce efforts, particularly from the developers and designers who are supposed to have solid appreciation of payment options for any of their systems or for prospective e-commerce service providers.
If you are keen on exploring how you can include simplified e-payment options for your e-commerce site you can register for the free event here.