With its updated Airtel Africa Developer Portal, Airtel Money, the specialized mobile money platform, is promoting increased efficiency for businesses to engage in seamless mobile money activities.
The site connects remote payments with Airtel Money wallets utilizing many Open APIs and technologies to enable increased ease of access to Airtel Money services across multiple business sectors and areas across the Continent.
Airtel Money is intended to better respond to the growing popularity of digital money services and eCommerce platforms in Africa thanks to the portal. This highly secure and smooth gateway was built specifically for merchants and e-commerce firms who want to create, discover, and integrate with Airtel Money’s rapidly growing library of Open APIs. Merchants can accept Airtel Money payments and disburse them into Airtel Money wallets using the APIs offered on the portal.
Over 400 businesses have actively started using the service in pilot phase across Airtel Africa’s markets. The portal is now being used across multiple business sectors, such as e-commerce, pay-as-you-go solar, crossborder remittances, insurance, government services, healthcare, agricultural technology companies, crowdfunding, ride-hailing, savings, credit cooperatives, and more.
Businesses can access the developer portal and Airtel’s API library by using the following URL: https://developers.airtel.africa/developer and signing up to get started. Once the business logs in on the portal, they can begin to explore the API documentation and start integrating by registering an application. Once the application is registered, new products can be added for a single or multiple countries. Finally, on completion of onboarding and integration, they can then proceed to Go live.
The Developer Portal was created by Airtel Africa’s bespoke engineering hub, Airtel Africa Digital Labs. As the digital force behind Airtel Africa, the hub builds technology platforms and digital products to develop cutting-edge solutions for Airtel Africa’s customers.
Airtel Mobile Commerce BV CEO, Vimal Kumar Ambat said: “The new Airtel Africa Developer Portal with our fintech Open APIs will enable a wide range of businesses to quickly and easily integrate with Airtel Money for digital payments.
The Portal has a vast range of possibilities and will make a positive impact on multiple businesses, whether they require to collect payments from Airtel Money customers or they need to disburse payments to beneficiaries. The Portal further contributes to Airtel Africa’s vision of bridging the digital divide, increasing financial inclusion, and helping to transform the lives of Airtel Africa customers.”
Airtel Africa Group Chief Information Officer, Neelesh Singh added: “The Airtel Africa Developer Portal is a testament to the work of the Digital Labs team. We build products that deliver financial empowerment and drive innovation across the entire customer experience, combining smarter technology with smarter thinking.
We are focused on solving complex problems with the latest technologies and the Developer Portal is just one example of how we are committed to turning this vision into a reality.”