Alipay Wallet, the app for mobile payments and other mobile services of Alipay, announced today an open platform that more than 60 APIs, programming interfaces and tools, have been available for third-party developers to access user data or create applications.

The APIs enables third-party applications to interact with seven core features of Alipay Wallet, mobile payment, user account system, e-coupon, QR code, WiFi hotspot access, CRM service, and JASPI authentication.

Since the past June when Alipay began testing those APIs, more than 1000 third parties have signed up that include Yihaodian (online retailer), Dianping (ratings & reviews service), New Hope Group (agricultural products company) and Guangzhou Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

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Tracey Xiang

Tracey Xiang is Beijing, China-based tech writer. Reach her at traceyxiang@gmail.com