Safaricom Limited , the leading mobile services provider in kenya and the company behind the innovative M-PESA mobile money transfer technology has finally opened up it's M-PESA api to third party developers.
This has come to reality after Safaricom brought the platform home from Germany where it had been hosted since inception. This will enable businesses to automatically process business to business (B2B), Customer to Business (C2B) and Business to Customer payments. You will be able to connect your ecommerce website to LIPA na M-PESA payment gateway so that your clients can pay via M-PESA when they purchase goods and services from you.
According to safaricom, you will be able to: -
1. Auntomate payment receipt processing.
2. Automate payment disbursing.
3. Automate payment reversal.
Full information can be accessed on safricom's website http://www.safaricom.co.ke/business/m-pesa/api . The API is available for download on the same page.