Ripple Unveils New API for Developers to Test XRP Payments with Fake Funds

UTC by Chimamanda U. Martha · 3 min read
Ripple Unveils New API for Developers to Test XRP Payments with Fake Funds
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Ripple’s introduction of the “Try It” feature is a strategic move by the company to drive broader adoption of its payment solutions.

Leading blockchain payments infrastructure provider Ripple has introduced a new addition to its Payments API documentation called “Try It”. This feature allows developers to test XRP payments without needing to log in or use real funds.

According to an announcement on X, the new tool is designed to provide a seamless and risk-free way for potential customers to explore Ripple’s payment solutions before committing to them.

Accessible Testing Tool

Developers can access this new testing tool directly on the dedicated API documentation pages for Ripple Payments, Smart Liquidation Service, and Report Service.

In an accompanying blog post, Ripple said the feature enables users to interact with specific API endpoints, simulating real requests and observing instantaneous responses. By doing so, it offers a practical way for developers to ensure their integrations will function correctly before deploying them in a live environment.

The “Try It” tool allows for real-time testing, meaning developers can see immediate results from their API calls. This instant feedback is crucial for troubleshooting and refining their applications. With this feature, developers no longer need to log in or use actual funds to test the API, simplifying the development process and reducing risks.

Before now, developers had to go through a contracting process to obtain API credentials before they could start testing. This process often caused delays and created a barrier to quick and efficient testing. However, thanks to the launch of the new feature, developers no longer need to wait for the credentials. Ripple stated that its team of developers is currently working to integrate the tool into Ripple Payments Direct API in the coming weeks.

Ripple and Its Contributions to Crypto Adoption

Meanwhile, Ripple’s introduction of the “Try It” feature is a strategic move by the company to drive broader adoption of its payment solutions. Ripple has been making its mark in the crypto economy since its launch in 2014.

Last month, the company reportedly teamed up with iPhone maker Apple to roll out a new payment solution that allows users to send and receive money by placing their phones near each other. Apple tapped Ripple’s Interledger extension to build the new payment feature called “Tap to Pay,” which will officially debut later this year. Additionally, Ripple secured a partnership with Clear Junction, an electronic money institution, to expand access to cross-border payments between the United Kingdom and other European countries.

The deal will see both companies work together to enable instant and secure GBP and EUR-denominated payout coverage for Ripple’s payment customers. Clear Junction, registered under the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), was described as a “perfect fit” for Ripple’s payment solutions.

On June 12, Ripple made headlines for launching a $640 million investment fund aimed at enhancing blockchain innovations and utility in both Japan and South Korea.

The company had earlier hinted that it plans to explore other markets outside the United States where it is headquartered and is currently engrossed in a legal battle with financial regulators due to the unfavorable regulatory environment in the nation.

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