According to Mr Charles Ifedi, Chief Executive Officer, Verve International, “Verve is thrilled to be forming partnerships with stakeholders in technology, including Microsoft and Nokia, towards growing Nigeria’s application development community. The growth in Mobile App development by indigenous entrepreneurs can no longer be under emphasized.”
Introduced through a competition themed “Build with Verve: Lumia Edition”, the initiative will allow developers build Mobile Apps using the Verve Payment SDK, hence able to host in–app payment services.
The payment SDK will be made available to all developers and the Mobile Apps developed will be commercially available. The winner of this competition will also walk away with interesting prizes and an advertising push provided by Nokia, Microsoft and Verve. It would also be deployed on the Nokia OVI store.
Mobile Apps developers will then be able to receive payments within the app from the over 20 million Verve Cards and Verve payment tokens in Nigeria. The in-app purchases will also have Verve’s “Remember Card” feature, so that customers do not need to enter their card numbers when initiating these payments – only PIN and is some cases CVV2 is required to complete a payment.