SDKs stand for Software Development Kits and provide a comprehensive collection of tools that enable software developers to build software applications faster and in a more standardized way.
In modern software development, the SDK and API are two principal tools you’ll encounter. They share plenty in common, and sometimes there’s confusion around what they each do. At their core, both the SDK and the API enable you to enhance the functionality of your application with relative ease. To deliver on the promise of either or both — and improve the experience both in-house and for end-users — it’s important to understand how both tools work on the backend, how they differ and how they contribute to the overall development process.
Reloadly's libraries and SDKs enable developers to interact and make the most out of our APIs. All our libraries and SDKs are listed below:
Java (works for Android too)
We have invested heavily in the development of our Reloadly SDKs which are supported in all popular programming languages.
SDKs make developers’ jobs easier by providing the following:
Access to constituent parts and instructions for software development: A retail SDK, for example, that pulls in all the things you’d want in your app (e.g., favorites, cart, save for later, checkout, etc.).
Faster and smoother integrations: SDKs reduce complexity and simplify the standard processes needed to integrate an API. When you use Reloadly SDKs, you don't have to call different API endpoints for different services like Airtime, Gift Cards and Utility Payments, you can just use one single SDK.
Shorter development cycle, getting products deployed and into market more efficiently: Because an SDK is built to inform, equip and provide shortcuts to development, developers can focus on developing the product they’ve planned. The amount of code to be written while using SDKs is 75% less than what it might take while calling our API endpoints directly.
Built-in support and expertise: No need to search for answers or hire out to augment your team; SDKs come pre-loaded with expertise in the code already written and the support documentation included. When you use Reloadly SDKs, you don't have to write code to get the authentication token, and write logic to refresh the token if it has expired. The SDK smartly does all of this under the hood.
Cost control: All of the above enable you to better adhere to an established budget during development and post-deployment. Time and effort using Reloadly's SDKs is 50% less than calling our API endpoints directly.
Extensive documentation exists in the SDK documentation pages with sample code.
In essence, Reloadly SDKs, do most of the heavy lifting under the hood so that you or your tech team have to write minimal amount of code for the integration.