Just about three months since it showed off its mobile and web APIs to developers at the Co-Creation Hub, enterprise solutions company, VANSO has officially released the SDKs for its mobile payments platform, MiMO on Github, albeit in Alpha mode.
According to the company, its API is available to developers in PHP, C#, Java, Objective-C, and Node.js, while Ruby and Python developers would have to wait a little to get cracking the codes.
This is good news for developers who have been looking for a quick and easy way to integrate a payments platform with their client’s e-commerce sites and for online merchants looking to start receiving payments via their websites.
MiMO, which offers similar features to PayPal, from sending and receiving money online instantly, to making purchases on e-commerce sites and lets you link to any Nigerian bank account, card or mobile wallet, wants to be your one-stop payment option for your person-to-person (P2P) money transfers, mobile payments, in-store card payments and online transactions.
The service is expected to launch in Nigeria by year-end and would be available via its free iPhone, Android and Blackberry apps, which would allow you to send, request and receive money on the go.
In August, we got an exclusive access to test the MiMO platform and we believe that it offers the best local alternative to PayPal and could potentially be the first company to pose serious competition for PayPal, at least within the African region.