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This article was published on May 25, 2016

Square’s Register API is now available for Android

Square’s Register API is now available for Android
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Businesses that don’t want to run their point-of-sale system through an iPad no longer have to: Square is making its Register API available for Android.

With Register, Square customers can create custom point-of-sale applications that utilize card swipes, NFC payments like Apple Pay or Android Pay as well as cards with electronic chips.

Implementing the API only takes three lines of code, and Square notes the device you host Register on doesn’t even need to handle payment information.

While Square Register is available globally, the Register API for Android is rolling out to the US and Canada first.