Use the Sample Apps

To become familiar with the SDK, review our platform-specific sample apps:

  • iOS
  • Android

Note: Until PayPal deploys the software update process to the sandbox, you must make all reader updates in production. So, before you run these apps in the sandbox, run them in production so that you can successfully update your new EMV card reader.

To get started with the sample apps:

  1. Have a production PayPal account with PayPal Here enabled.
  2. Have your EMV reader already paired, via bluetooth, to your device.

Note: Step 2 is only required if you use the Chip Card Reader. The Chip and Tap and Chip and Swipe readers can connect without pairing them to your device beforehand.

Work with the sample apps

iOS

  1. Download the sample app from GitHub.
  2. Load the app into Xcode and run it.
  3. Select Live and follow the steps to initialize the SDK and merchant.
  4. Log in with your production account and give permissions to the sample app to process on your behalf.
  5. Follow the steps in the sample app to connect a card reader. If this is the first time you are connecting to a Bluetooth card reader, follow the prompts to update the reader.
  6. After the reader connects, complete the steps to take a payment.
  7. When the transaction is processed, you can see the transaction in your PayPal account.
  8. When it completes processing, you see an option to refund your test transaction.

Android

  1. Download the sample app from our GitHub.
  2. Load the app into Android Studio and run it.
  3. Select Live and follow the steps to initialize the SDK and merchant.
  4. Log in with your production account and give permissions to the sample app to process on your behalf.
  5. Follow the steps in the sample app to connect a card reader. If this is the first time that you are connecting to a Bluetooth card reader, follow the prompts to update the reader.
  6. After the reader connects, complete the steps to take a payment.
  7. After the transaction is processed, you can see the transaction in your PayPal account.
  8. When it completes processing, you see an option to refund your test transaction.

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