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Re: Ideas on initiating standard for In-App Payment?

From: Kumar McMillan <kmcmillan@mozilla.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2014 10:17:16 -0600
Cc: Web Payments CG <public-webpayments@w3.org>
Message-Id: <983929A1-D702-42C2-BC59-99B12364BBFC@mozilla.com>
To: "Huang, Deqing" <deqing.huang@intel.com>

On Jan 16, 2014, at 3:47 AM, "Huang, Deqing" <deqing.huang@intel.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> In-app Payment(IAP), or in-app billing enables developer sell digital goods from inside their applications.
> It is widely supported in modern web app platforms, for example:
>   iOS:           https://developer.apple.com/in-app-purchase/
>   Android:   http://developer.android.com/google/play/billing/index.html
>   FirefoxOS: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Marketplace/Monetization/In-app_payments
>   Tizen:        https://developer.tizen.org/add-on-sdks?langredirect=1#in-app-purchase
> And nowadays more and more web apps are free to use, they tend to depend on IAP service to make profit.
> Do you think it is time for initiating standard for IAP? Any thoughts, ideas on this?

As I understand it, this group is working on exactly that.

What may be confusing is that "apps" are not necessarily "on the web" but every in-app payment solution listed above requires an Internet connection to process/verify the payment. In this sense these in-app payments are technically the same thing as web payments.

> Best Regards,
> Deqing

Received on Thursday, 16 January 2014 16:17:44 UTC

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