No matter what you may have heard, the world is flat.

“Flat”, in this case, refers to the economic term that describes how business activity naturally migrates to efficient producers when barriers like time, distance and tariffs don’t matter. This free flow toward the world’s most productive humans affects all occupations, from garment making to heart surgery and everything in between.

The software development landscape is extra-flat thanks to the Internet. Common languages exist in every country and products fly across borders in milliseconds. Given such efficiencies, there is no argument that offshore software development matters.

Challenges occur, however, when bespoke hardware comes into the mix.

If programming involves embedded devices running proprietary operating systems, it often means that hardware has to sit on the developer’s desk. Provisioning and networking these devices from half-a-world away can be a mess. Such has been the case for POS developers needing to code EMV PIN pads for the U.S. market. It’s a giant hassle.

Now, that’s changing.

​ RevChip’s SDK provides POS developers with a comprehensive simulator that allows for a “device-less” integration. Programmers can write, test and QA their POS software without the delays of hardware. When it’s complete, the code can either be sent to stateside colleagues or simply downloaded after test PIN pads arrive at the offshore location.

POS system developers in India, China, Eastern Europe and South America currently utilize the RevChip SDK simulator to speed their EMV implementations for U.S. merchants.

EMV need not be a huge expense or a technology hassle. Merchants should be able to preserve their POS marketing programs and implement Quick Chip and Apple Pay in just a few days. If you agree, check out RevChip.