September 7, 2015 IBOMLLC Team

Safaricom Finally Makes The M-PESA API Available To Developers

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In April, Safaricom brought the servers that support its groundbreaking innovation (the mobile money transfer services M-PESA) to Kenya, an undertaking in which it partnered with Huawei. Today, the telecom made another important announcement that has long been waited for by both the local and international developers. Available

Safaricom announced that it is unveiling the M-PESA API to both local and international developers. In the hope that the developers will come up with better next-gen apps that will work on East Africa’s most popular mobile money transfer services.

Betty Mwangi, the Director of Financial Services as Safaricom was quoted saying, “One of the advantages of the new M-PESA platform is the fact that it is easier to integrate with other financial platforms to offer more or improved services to our customers.”

The move to relocate the M-PESA servers from Germany to Kenya solved some of the shortcomings the mobile money previously was facing. It addressed the slow and bureaucratic process of approving operations both locally in Kenya and by the team manning the servers in Germany.

By unveiling the M-PESA API to developers, Safaricom hopes that they …read more

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