SXSW 2013: PayPal Doubles Down for Developers

eBay Inc. Staff

As the SXSW Interactive Festival kicks off this week in Austin, PayPal will be on the ground showcasing its new set of developer tools and engaging attendees at the PayPal Exchange, where its Developer Lounge is located on the third floor of the Austin Convention Center. If you’re attending the show, please swing by!

For those who can’t make the annual conference this year, PayPal Chief Technology Officer James Barrese has detailed the new changes over at the PayPal Blog, several of which we’ve reposted below.

“Developers should have the freedom to focus on innovating for their customers, not spending time worrying about handling the complex task of payments,” says Barrese. PayPal listened developers who said they wanted better capabilities, he said, so now the business is “doubling down on our developer programs to deliver the best tools in the industry.”

Some of the new tools include:

  • Mobile SDK – Everyone knows that mobile is changing the way consumers shop and pay, so we’re expanding our SDK library so developers can deliver great experiences for their customers by reducing friction when it comes to payments. Customers never leave the developer’s app experience to pay and they have more choice in the way they want to pay – simply click a PayPal button or scan a credit card using our technology.
  • Developer Website – PayPal is launching a simple, integrated website – – that gives developers a single location for our sandbox, tools, documentation, and resources they need to build innovative applications.

Read the PayPal Blog for more information.