Wirecard to launch wearable payments developer kit

Wirecard has planned to launch a Software Development Kit (SDK) for wearable payment solutions to be released by the end of February 2015.

Wirecard to launch wearable payments developer kit

The solution will be based on host card emulation (HCE) technology and will allow contactless payment using one-off tokens.

Wirecard Developer Portal will provide access to a range of programming interfaces (APIs), tools and simulators, easing the integration of payment functions into various applications and devices ranging from wristbands and smart-watches to clothes.

Wirecard CEO Markus Braun said: “Wirecard’s Wearable Payments Developer Kit enables the global developer community to easily integrate our payment module into all types of wearable devices. Such hardware-independent usage has only been made possible through HCE software technology.”