As the software developer of the iPay88 payment module/extension/integration for Magento shopping cart software, I am pleased to announce my team at Mafinsoft have successfully completed our first open source software development project. It is available for download for free using MagentoConnect. Yes, it is going to save you RM X000.00 amount of software development fees! I recommend you use these savings to sign up for iPay88 services.
As we are providing this module for Free for your benefit, you can support our continuous improvement and update of this payment module with any of the following ways:
- Contact us to sign up for iPay88 services and receive free installation of the module from us. Email: support[at]mafinsoft.com now!
- Contribute financially to this project. Payment details coming soon.
- Sign up for our installation service at only RM 30 per website.
- Recommend a friend who wants sell online to contact us for free, no-obligation consultation on online selling. Email: support[at]mafinsoft.com now! You can contact us as well.
With this payment module of Magento, online sellers particularly in Malaysia are able to accept online payments from most local Internet banking account such as Maybank2U and CIMBClicks as well as credit cards using iPay88 services.
Below are some links to my company’s website related to iPay88 and the integration:
- Introduction to iPay88
- Support Payment Methods by iPay88
- iPay88 Fees and Charges
- Signing up for iPay88
- Installation service of iPay88 extension
Having been a software developer and e-commerce consultant in my previous company, I have always wanted to integrate Magento with iPay88 which is Malaysia’ leading online payment gateway provider. The integration work was not as straightforward like I had done in my ex-company.
I went through the forums and wiki on creating an online payment module for Magento for some quite some time. After more than 9 months since the launch of Magento 1.0, I was wondering why there was not a single software developer from Malaysia creating this payment module for Magento. The thought of taking this challenge to be the first in Malaysia & Singapore (perhaps South East Asia) to integrate a payment gateway for Magento was a good idea after all.
Understanding the underlying codes of Magento proved to be somewhat intimidating at times. The online documentation to create a new payment module contributed by developers was incomplete and there were many missing puzzles. Most developers had to study the codes in Magento to figure the files to be created as well as the coding convention.
Nevertheless, the process of understanding the inner workings of Magento was crucial in ensuring this payment module is without any bug (God help me!) which would probably cause merchants to lose money! We did thorough Alpha testing of the integration to ensure bugs and errors will not occur during any transaction using the module.
Despite the complexity of this project, the coding convention by Magento and the Zend framework helped in reducing bugs during the software development process. Thank God I stopped developing in old, dinasour, classical ASP!
As I turned 27 early this month, we completed development of this iPay88 payment module of Magento and the integration was approved by the Magento Team within a day.
A close friend said this is the best birthday present for myself. Indeed she was correct and still is. I want to say a big thank you to my partner and friends who are “part” of this project.