TROY, Mich., Dec. 19, 2011 -- North American Bancard (NAB), an industry leader in credit card processing, today released the Pay Anywhere Software Development Kit (SDK) to developers interested in mobile payment solutions.

Pay Anywhere is a free app and credit card reader that enables users to accept credit card paymentson their Apple or Android devices. Considering its success in the mobile payments landscape, North American Bancard is releasing the Pay Anywhere SDK for Apple iOS, with Android coming soon.

The Pay Anywhere SDK is currently free and open to third-party developers who would like to use the Pay Anywhere mobile payment platform within their own applications. North American Bancard is offering a Basic and Advanced version of the SDK.

Pay Anywhere SDK – Basic is a "plug and pay" API option that requires minimal effort of the developer to implement into an existing application. Using the basic version, a developer can call the Pay Anywhere API to handle the processing of a credit card transaction. The developer's existing app handles the amount and itemization of the transaction, and then passes the information onto Pay Anywhere through the API to actually complete the transaction.

Developers looking for more customization and flexibility can create an application using Pay Anywhere SDK – Advanced. With the advanced version, all essential Pay Anywhere functionalities are available, but no Pay Anywhere branding is present. Developers can create an entirely custom application and seamlessly integrate Pay Anywhere. During a transaction, the focus remains on the developer's app, as the Pay Anywhere library is used to handle the processing of the transaction.

The Pay Anywhere SDK, along with the credit card reader, provides the opportunity for a developer to integrate a cost-efficient and secure payment interface into their application. Developers can rely on the security of the Pay Anywhere system, which adheres to the strictest standards of PCI compliance, and ensures every transaction is encrypted. Additionally, Pay Anywhere is backed by North American Bancard, an industry leader in credit card processing, which currently processes over $1 billion monthly for over 125,000 merchants nationwide.

Through the launch of the Pay Anywhere SDK, NAB is strengthening its commitment to providing its clients with new and innovative technology for the payments industry.

"Our goal in making the Pay Anywhere SDK available is enable developers to create apps that provide merchants with a smooth payment processing experience," said Marc Gardner, NAB founder and president. "The Pay Anywhere mobile payment platform comes with nearly 20 years of experience in credit card processing, and this allows developers the freedom and peace-of-mind to concentrate on what matters most to them – app development."

Developers interested in the SDK are encouraged to contact Pay Anywhere. For more information or to get started with Pay Anywhere, email

About North American Bancard
Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, North American Bancard is a multi-faceted payment solutions provider dedicated to providing the latest technology as well as committing to the highest service levels. As a registered MSP/ISO since 1992, North American Bancard provides its clients with a full suite of products and services including Credit, Debit, EBT, Check Conversion and Guarantee, ATM, Gift and Loyalty Cards and Online Payment Gateway solutions. NAB processes over $12 billion in electronic transactions annually for over 125,000 merchants nationwide.  For more information, visit