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APRIL 2017 EDITION

The PYMNTS.com Developer Tracker™, powered by Vantiv, is designed to provide the payments ecosystem with a view into how software developers are using new technologies to create innovative business opportunities and enable merchants to optimize the ways in which they engage with shoppers today. The developer community within the tracker is separated into three categories: Shopping and Payments, Operations, and Marketing.

The tracker also features the latest news and highlights about influential developers, along with a directory with information on key providers, their capabilities and a score for each firm.

INSIDE THE APRIL TRACKER:

Profiles for more than 240 players in the space, including nine additions.

An interview with Burt Aycock, the head of payments for specialty store software solution provider ECR Software.

Notable news updates, including recent developments mobile payments from software developers.

past trackers

APRIL 2017

13%

Just 13 percent of smartphone owners have a digital wallet app.
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MARCH 2017

51M

More than 51 million mPOS devices projected to be in use by 2019.
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FEBRUARY 2017

Square

expands developer payment toolkit to Australia.
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January 2017

$20M

Appetize receives $20 million in funding led by Shamrock Capital Advisors.
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December 2016

59%

59 percent of all transactions use local payments methods, says study.
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November 2016

75%

of Chinese mobile payment users report using the technology on a daily basis.
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october 2016

Avanti

updates restaurant online ordering solution.
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SEPTEMBER 2016

10M

Hootsuite claims to have positive cash flow, 10 million users.
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August 2016

4,600

Walmart expands mobile payment app at 4,600 stores.
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july 2016

1,400

Alexa learns 1,400 new skills.
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june 2016

$2B

Vista Equity Partners acquires Marketo for nearly $2 billion.
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may 2016

$1.1B

SumUp and payleven merged, creating a presence in 15 countries and more than €1 billion (roughly $1.1 billion) in annual processing value.
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april 2016

51%

jump in the number of chip-enabled cards going around the market since the Oct. 1, 2015 liability shift.
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march 2016

$25M

Riskified secured $25 million in a financing round led by Qumra Capital.
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FEBRUARY 2016

13.9%

global EMV POS terminals market could grow at a compound annual growth rate of 13.9 percent between 2016 and 2020.
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January 2016

63%

of operators still don’t have a digital POS system in place.
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december 2015

77%

of users believe using chip cards protect them during online purchases.
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november 2015

$2,500

Users can apply for a spending limit of up to $2,500 in “FlexDollars.”
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september 2015

$4.5M

recently raised in its third round of funding by TableSafe.
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october 2015

$61M

Raised by Canadian POS provider Lightspeed to expand internationally and improve its omnichannel solution.
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