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26

Sep

TLS & Security update & Deadline

Security is at the heart of what we do at Judopay and as a result we ensure we’re always staying on top of the latest industry-wide security updates & changes, like PCI.

What is happening?

As you may be aware by now the PCI Security Council released the PCI-DSS 3.1. The main change related to the deprecating of TLS 1.0 & SSL 3.0 as recognised secure protocols. As stated in our previous emails this means that there are a few mandatory updates you need to be aware of.

From October 20th any connection (App/Web/API) to Judopay that is not using the following will not be able to process live transactions.

What do I need to do?

TLS 1.1+
Please ensure that you are using TLS 1.1 onward as a cryptographic protocol to effectively communicate with Judopay’s systems with both sandbox and live environments.

SHA-256
Please ensure that you have implemented the SHA-256 certificate to ensure the communication between both sides are well protected against cryptographic attacks.

Web payments & Web payments API
If you’re using our Web payments solution or have integrated using our Web payments API make sure you’re using the latest major version of our API (5.0+) and your are pointing to the correct endpoint (https://gw1.judopay.com/). Both settings are listed in the transaction header declaration before the payment request.

SDKs
If you’re using any of our SDKs please ensure that you are using:
• iOS SDK (Kit ObjC and Kit Swift) version 6.0 or newer
• Android version 5 onward
• Xamarin version 2.3.0 or later
• .NET SDK 1.1.113 or newer

These SDKs can be found on Github.

If you would like to test these changes our sandbox environment is currently updated with the above changes.

If you require any support with this migration please contact developersupport@judopayments.com.


13

Jun

State of the in-app payment experience

 

‘Aaarghh – why are they asking me for all this, all I want is to pay!’

I am often heard growling something along those lines (swearing omitted), when I try to complete a payment from my phone.

As the UX lead at Judopay, when faced with poor checkout experiences – that, I some years ago might have accepted as the painful way of things – now invoke similar reactions in me as when my older relatives are having ‘computer problems’, blood pressure included. read more


12

May

Xamarin Evolve 2016 re-cap — What we saw and learnt

Judo participated at Xamarin Evolve this year in Orlando. Since Microsoft’s acquisition of Xamarin, this space has gotten hotter so we decided to be in the midst of the action and leverage the hard work we have done thus far on this platform. Below I interview Janice and Luke, who represented judo at Evolve, to capture their thoughts from the event.

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What did you think of the Keynote?

Luke: I really enjoyed it, I think it just shows the strength of the platform that, even with Build a month earlier lifting the veil on a lot of .NET news and Xamarin’s big bombshell for the year, they had a lot to talk about. I liked Miguel’s presentation better but that’s just cause he got to hand out all the developer goodies.

Janice: I thought it was a really well structured delivered keynote, it set the tone for the rest of the conference, strengthened the case for cross-platform native development, and addressed the implications of the recent acquisition head on. The whole theme of end-to-end DevOps lifecycle management gave context and framed the new features announcement nicely. Also, the slides were beautiful, big kudos to their design team, I was mesmerised by the color palette!

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23

Mar

Android Pay set to launch in the UK

 

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After launching in the US last year, Android Pay™ is finally coming to the UK. It has enormous potential to make 2016 a very significant year for mobile payments. Android has a 51.9 %* market share in the UK which means millions of Android users will now be able to pay for things quickly and securely with just a single tap, whether in-store or in-app.

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19

Jan

What I learned writing my first SDK

This summer, I came across an opportunity to write my first SDK, so I leapt at it. As developers, there is something very appealing about writing software for use by other developers. It might be because of the sense of solidarity that you’ve made life easier for sisters/brothers in code, or the thrill of a backseat driver finally getting a chance at the wheel. That is until the realisation that the demographic you’re serving will also be the best equipped to critique your output, this is especially true when producing an open source repository.

So below are some lessons (some key, some trivial) that I learned while coding judo’s Xamarin SDK.

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04

Nov

Get ready for the holidays – start with a bountiful mobile Black Friday

Black Friday

As an app developer or retailer – you have the sweetest opportunity to engage, and sell – to your loyal customer base in the coming months. Furthermore, this is the time of year to attract and retain new customers with great offers during a time of commercial frenzy.

Experts have predicted that the frenzy of Black Friday can ‘lead to the first £1bn online shopping day in the UK’. A recent survey also suggested that many shoppers have been put off by the frantic in-store shopping experience, and hence ‘only 38 per cent of Britons plan to hit the shops on Black Friday as opposed to 44 per cent last year’.

To help you get ready for the impending holiday season, we have pulled together some tips to make sure your mobile app is prepared when shoppers arrive looking for holiday deals.

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15

Oct

The elephant in the retail room: going native vs keeping legacy

Mobile now accounts for more than a quarter of all e-commerce transactions globally, and that number is increasing rapidly as our shopping behaviour continues to shift towards mobile first. The speed of commerce growth on mobile channels is now 3 times faster than on traditional e-commerce channels. UK commuters are already spending £9.3bn a year on the supercomputers in their pockets. We are increasingly trained to expect the purchasing experience on mobile to not only be easy but also fast. Which is why an overwhelming 69% of consumers would abandon a purchase if the checkout process within an app or website is not optimised for mobile devices.

Why is it then, that most of the top 100 retailers in the UK are still failing to offer customers a quick and seamless native mobile checkout experience?

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08

Sep

How iOS 9 will improve Apple Pay

 

1. Added support for loyalty cards, giving you another reason to keep using Apple Pay

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(image from iphonehacks.com)

iOS 9 will give you the ability to add brand loyalty cards into Wallet (the new Passbook), so you can earn and redeem rewards while paying with Apple Pay. This is an important improvement because now consumers will have another reason to choose Apple Pay as their payment method of choice. Not only is Apple Pay easy, quick and secure, it is now also rewarding to use.

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01

Jul

How to process returns with Apple Pay

As consumers’ interest and excitement for Apple Pay escalate throughout this month, there are certain things that merchants should be prepped for before its arrival.

For example, if a customer purchase something from you via Apple Pay, how exactly do you process a return if needed? No idea? I’ve done a little digging and this is what I found on Apple’s support page: read more


01

Jul

How to get started with Apple Pay

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What is Apple Pay?

Apple Pay is an easy, secure, private way for customers to pay while they’re dining in or ordering through an app. It is currently available on devices that has a secure element chip, which is a hardware chip dedicated to securely storing card information. These devices include iPhone 6, 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, and the Apple Watch (when paired with an iPhone 5 or 6)

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