To provide merchants and developers with centralized access to the resources needed to integrate PayPal into their online stores, PayPal yesterday announced the launch a new Developer Community Web site and Developer Hub. This announcement came as a part of its 5th annual eBay Developers Conference.
PayPal's new Developer Hub is designed to be a starting point for merchants by offering easy access to API references and software development kits (SDKs), which are needed to integrate PayPal within your e-commerce Web site.
In addition to the Developer Hub, PayPal also unveiled a new Developer Community Web site with new forums, blogs and RSS feeds built to encourage developers to share ideas and connect with PayPal e-commerce experts and other members of the PayPal Developer Network.
It comes as no surprise that while PayPal currently handles the larger percentage of eBay transactions, the company is looking to gain a larger share of the $165 billion "off-ebay" payment processing dollars.
Tim Villanueva, general manager, PayPal Platform and Developer Network, told ECommerce-Guide that the newly launched Developer Community Web site and Developer Hub provides developers and merchants with the tools and resources needed to integrate PayPal as an off-eBay merchant payment solution.
"The PayPal Developer Program is the direct result of listening to developers and our hard work in bringing forth the tools they need to be successful in their own e-commerce business. Through this program, developers have the opportunity to communicate their needs to PayPal – and also to have quick and easy access to PayPal tools, solutions, and resources in a relaxed community setting that is facilitated by PayPal."