Card acceptance solutions provider Square has launched Reader SDK. The Square reader software development kit is intended to provide an improved checkout experience at point-of-sale.
The Square reader supports secure transactions via taps, dips or swipes by enabling developers to integrate their application with Square’s existing hardware.
Both Android and iOS users can utilise the SDK to build custom, in-person checkout experiences. Developers will be able to create various checkout or POS applications. Options include self-ordering kiosks, mobile POS and other in-store apps to avoid queue for payments.
SDK: The new Square reader and its options
The customised solutions will be compatible with existing Square merchants. This includes such those in retail and restaurant industries, and also new sellers in areas not supported by the company such as transport.
Also, this approach for developers is expected to increase sales for existing sellers. In addition, it should build better experiences for buyers as well as sellers.
Moreover, developers can deploy their apps across several devices and integrate them with business solutions. This includes customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems.
Multiple sellers and developers across different industries have already built and deployed applications running the SDK Square reader at scale.
Applications include a self-service kiosk by Shake Shack, a digital taxi meter for card payments called ezMetr by Infinite Peripherals, and a mobile application that dispenses medication at the point of care by QuiqMeds.