Not so long ago, the Handcash wallet creators have launched a free software developer kit (SDK) for programmers who want to take advantage of the Bitcoin Cash Network into applications and websites. The creators will call the SDK ‘Cashport’, which is an open source BCH-based micropayment systems for the Android operating system and web typescript that can be integrated into a variety of services.
The developers of Handcash recently released a new tool for programmers that enables them to use bitcoin cash (BCH) micropayments. The SDK Cashport is a system that uses the Bitcoin Cash network as a source of payment and links to the company’s Handcash wallet. Cashport provides one-click onboarding with Handcash wallet users and no fees will be charged for the services itself, just the standard BCH network fee.
In addition to that, the service operates in a non-custodial manner, which means the application or web service never holds the funds of its users. After the developing team was asked on Reddit if the Casport SDK was something similar to Cash ID and the Money Button combined for websites, Alex Agut, the Handcash team’s product designer responded: “that’s one way to look at it.”
Agut went on to detail at Reddit, stating “But Cashport is also for mobile apps and games – The goal is to create an ecosystem where your money is always available through thousands of apps and games.” “Just one account – No more deposits or withdrawals, copy and paste or QR codes – Just flows,” the Handcash representative noted.
Agut details that all of the services are tethered to the owner’s Handcash wallet and the SDK can also be used for developing games and mobile applications. He further states that the tool works silently in the background, so the developer can concentrate on the API and user interactions. Examples would be micropayments on social media, in-game money, and a pay-per-minute type of model. Additionally, Agut clarified that “We wanted a very easy way for developers and businesses to implement micropayments with zero bitcoin knowledge.”
At the moment, the SDK is available for Android and web typescript systems, also both are open source on Github under the open standard MIT License. The Cashport website states that an iOS version of the codebase will also be released in the near future. Finally, the Handcash developers believe the Cashport system is a great component to monetize user interactions with bitcoin cash.
The platform’s creators say that programmers can now focus on building quality content. According to the team, developers can go to the Cashport website, obtain some API keys and implement the SDK. After that, “money has never been simpler,” the Handcash developers state.