As developers and entrepreneurs in Zimbabwe, innovation and business development is inseperable from enabling seamless financial transactions in our products and services.
We're lobbying operators that enable financial transactions in Zimbabwe to allow developers access to their services via easily consumable APIs (Application Programming Interfaces)
We've identified some of the major operators as
Econet Wireless through the Ecocash platform
Telecel through the Telecash platform
Netone through the OneMoney platform
What we're asking
We request from the above they set up API's to allow developers and businesses to proxy their platforms for payment solutions. This can may be achieved by;
Opening a secure publicly consumable RESTful Application Programming Interface (API)
Providing clear and concise documentation of the said API
Ensuring acceptable uptimes and reliability of the API
In our view doing this will ;
Enable innovative solutions to local problems.
Create new business opportunities - by extension create much needed employment opportunities
Increase their earnings by commission through variation of use case.