Google will now let iOS app developers add Google Wallet's Instant Buy to their apps. Instant Buy makes payment using Google Wallet quick and easy, letting customers check out on retailers' mobile websites and apps with just a couple of taps. The feature debuted for mobile sites and Android apps last month.
Google says that Instant Buy offers easy integration that works with exisiting payment processors, secure payments with around-the-clock fraud monitoring, and no fees to be paid to Google. A number of retailers have found success with Instant Buy, including RueLaLa, Eat24, and Fancy. Additonally, Google has been working with select partners to integrate Instant Buy into theri iOS apps, including B&H and NewEgg. Developers can sign up to add the integration using the Instant Buy request form right now.
Are you happy to see Instant Buy come to iOS apps? Let us know below in the comments.
Source: Google Commerce
Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.
...."and no fees to be paid to Google" ROFLAMO Sorry ... couldn't resist. Anyways .... am I happy to see instant buy come to iOS? Don't care at all and won't use it even if that was the only way to pay for something!
The simplicity of the Google Wallet purchase within Android apps and on websites has made my purchases from my mobile devices very easy. Most of those purchases would not have happened if I had to enter all my data. The payments competition is going to vendor us all. Posted via the Android iMore App!
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