On the weekend of October 7th and 8th, 2017, GSMA organized Pakistan’s first Mobile Money Hackathon. JazzCash being a leader in mobile payment solutions was one of the sponsors along with Telenor Bank and Karandaaz Pakistan. JazzCash holds 51% market share of active mobile wallet accounts and recently launched a developer center in partnership with Arcana Info, a high end tech company. Arcana Info implemented an agile API Management solution integrated with Mobile Financial Services platform of JazzCash to create a leading edge developer center.
The Mobile Money Hackathon was a two-day competition bringing together some of the most innovative players in Pakistan’s tech community to test and build solutions for harmonized mobile money API use cases.
Companies and developers in Pakistan’s financial services industry, including banks, aggregators, payment switches, startups, fintech companies and established players came together for the two-day weekend event, challenging themselves to test and build solutions for API use cases.
Upon a successful event, the Mobile Money Hackathon sponsors warmly welcomed GSMA’s attempts at increasing awareness for mobile money and the diverse use of the mobile money API to solve financial adoption challenges in the country.
Aniqa Afzal Sandhu, Chief Digital Officer of Jazz stated, “At JazzCash, our goal from day one has been to bridge the prevalent banking divide in the country. One key part of this is promotion of innovation through working with private partners in the mobile money ecosystem and global bodies like the GSMA. And focus on harmonized APIs allows us to utilize best solutions from around the globe in designing viable, advanced and secure offerings for customers in a digital age.”
Arcana Info’s technology partnership with Jazz Cash
Arcana Info was chosen as the primary technology partner for JazzCash, the country’s largest and most successful mobile wallet and payment solutions platform. Partnering with JazzCash, Arcana Info was to deploy and integrate a robust and agile mobile money API management solution for its newly launched developer’s center.
Arcana Info used a leading open-source API Management platform for successful delivery of API management services for JazzCash. The API manager is an open source enterprise wide solution. It supports the publishing of new APIs, their management throughout the lifecycle, app development access control, analytics and more in one unified system.
About JazzCash Developer Center
The JazzCash Developer Center uses mobile money APIs to provide development, customization and integration of JazzCash merchant, retailer and ecommerce services across applications, plugins and digital environments. The online center uses open-source APIs such as Transaction APIs, oAuth APIs and Utilities APIs to make wider use cases for its mobile payments platform. To visit the JazzCash Developer Center beta, please visit developertest.jazzcash.com.pk.
To learn more about the API management integration click here to read a case study by Arcana Info.
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