Android Pay Can Be Used for App-Based Purchasing
Google today added to Android Pay's capabilities, making it possible to use Android Pay when making purchases within select Android apps. Google believes this will benefit consumers and app developers alike. Consumers will be able to pay by tapping the Android Pay logo — no more digging out the wallet to enter credit card information. Developers can ease the checkout process, thereby eliminating a barrier that might otherwise cause shoppers to abandon purchases. Some of the initial apps to support Android Pay include Doordash, Fancy, Handy, HotelTonight, Houzz, Instacart, Lyft, OpenTable, SpotHero, and Wish. Google says developers can use the Android Pay API to add support for Android Pay to their apps. Google plans to launch Android Pay in Australia and other countries in 2016.
Google to Simplify Android Pay for Developers
Google today said it has streamlined the developer tools needed to add Android Pay support to mobile apps and web sites. The company revised the APIs used by developers, who should now be able to enable Android Pay with just a few lines of code.
Several Banks Add Android Pay to Their Own Apps
Google has partnered with a small number of financial institutions in order to ease the process of signing up for Android Pay. Several banks, including Bank of America, Bank of New Zealand, Discover, mBank, and USAA, now let customers add debit/credit cards directly to Android Pay from within the mobile banking app.
'Pay with Google' Goes Live for Online and In-App Payments
Google today made good on its promise back in May to release a tool for improving online and in-app payments. Pay with Google allows people to pay with any card on file, including the card they might have associated with Android Pay, Google Play, YouTube, or Chrome.
Android Pay Rings Up Chase In the US
Google today said Chase has agreed to support Android Pay on Android smartphones and other devices. Starting immediately, Chase customers can add their eligible Chase Visa debit/credit card to Android Pay and make tap-and-go payments wherever Android Pay is accepted.