Mobile SDK Integration Tip #1: Understand Every Step of the Integration Process Before Beginning

Much like taking a road trip, the fastest way to integrate Apriva’s mobile SDK is to know all of the steps from the departure point to the final destination before starting the journey. Understanding each step of the process upfront allows you to set expectations with your team and leadership; coordinate the people, resources, and assets needed ahead of time; and avoid roadblocks and delays during integration.

After years of helping developers implement SDKs to add mobile payments processing to their POS solution, the Apriva Integration Services team has learned several best practices for effective implementation. In the coming months, we will be sharing these tips and recommendations to help your team prepare for integration, make the process as smooth as possible, and keep your solution up to date long after launch. 
 
This month’s tip is about understanding every step of the integration process before beginning.
 
Much like taking a road trip, the fastest way to integrate Apriva’s mobile payment SDK is to know all of the steps from the departure point to the final destination before starting the journey. Understanding each step of the process upfront allows you to set expectations with your team and leadership; coordinate the people, resources, and assets needed ahead of time; and avoid roadblocks and delays during integration. 
 
Here are the steps of mobile payment SDK integration and an overview of each stakeholder’s responsibilities throughout the process.
 
1. SIGN UP / DISCOVER
  • You: Sign up for Apriva Integration Services using our online form.
  • Apriva: Reviews your solution and how you might engage Apriva Integration Services.
  • You: Discuss the Apriva program with an integration consultant and become a partner.
2. DEVELOP / TEST
  • Apriva: Provides you with credentials to access the Developer Portal, BackOffice™, and the development/testing environment of the Apriva Gateway™.
  • You: Log in to the Apriva Developer Portal, access integration documentation and support, and begin developing and testing your integration.
  • Apriva: Provides integration support whenever you need assistance.
3. CERTIFY / LAUNCH
  • You: Perform quality assurance and connectivity testing in the development/testing environment. Then, schedule your Apriva Certification.
  • Apriva: Provides integration support and sends you an Apriva Gateway connectivity script.
  • You: Execute the gateway connectivity script for Apriva Certification.
  • Apriva: Confirms connectivity success and certifies your solution, granting you access to the production environment of the Apriva Gateway.
  • You: Start processing mobile payments through your solution.
For more integration advice and technical support, read other tips in this series or log in to your account and visit the “Support” section.