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Apple Pay on the Web

From: Edward O'Connor <eoconnor@apple.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2016 12:15:07 -0700
To: public-payments-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <m2a8io6guc.fsf@apple.com>
Hi all,

Today at WWDC we announced that we're bringing Apple Pay to the Web.

We're really excited about payments on the Web. We've been experimenting
with how best to bring the privacy, security, and ease-of-use of Apple
Pay to the Web, and the API we announced today is our initial take on

There are several differences between the Apple Pay API and the Payment
Request API, and we look forward using the experience we've gained while
working on it to help push the Payment Request API forward. We'll follow
up with specific emails or GitHub issues on the main technical
differences. A couple of the more important differences are:

* the API requires merchant validation, ensuring that bad actors' access
  to Apple Pay may be revoked;
* the canMakePayments() and canMakePaymentsWithActiveCard() methods
  help ensure we reveal user information to the site responsibly.

I'll post a link to the documentation once it's available later today.

Also, my colleagues Nick Shearer and Anders Carlsson will be giving a
talk tomorrow on the API; the video will be available here:


I anticipate that we as a Working Group can and will make the Payment
Request API into a solid, cross-browser framework for payments that
meets the privacy and security requirements of Apple Pay.

Received on Monday, 13 June 2016 19:15:52 UTC

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