Android Pay now supports in-app purchases; service heading to the land down under in 2016

Android Pay now supports in-app purchases; service heading to the land down under in 2016
Android Pay can now help you take care of some in-app purchases. Starting today, certain apps will allow you to make payments using Android's mobile payment service. For example, with your credit card saved in your Android Pay app, a payment can quickly be made to taxi service Lyft. Other apps that will work with Android Pay for in-app purchases include food delivery app DoorDash, Fancy, handy, room booker HotelTonight, houzz, groceries delivery app Instacart, JackThreads, jet.com, OpenTable, parking spot locators ParkWhiz and SpotHero, printicular, Spring, Vinted and Wish.

Some of the apps are offering special deals. Lyft will take $10 off the price of your first ride, and OpenTable will pay $20 toward your check when you make your next reservation through the app. You will get $10 off the cost of a DoorDash delivery, and $30 off the purchase of clothes from peer-to-peer seller Vinted. Developers looking to add Android Pay support to their app can visit the Android Pay API developer site to find out how to get involved (https://developers.google.com/android-pay/). Google says that it has teamed up with the leading payment providers to make this a snap for developers to add.

While Android Pay is offered in the U.S., it is about to go international. Google says that the service will be available in more countries in 2016, starting with Australia in the first half of next year. Google says that it is in talks with leading Australian financial institutions like ANZ and Westpac, to allow Android Pay to be used with their Visa and MasterCard products. In the country, you will be able to use Android Pay at retailers that support NFC payments like 7-Eleven, McDonald's and Telstra.


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2 Comments

1. BobLawblaw unregistered

If it's with ANZ and Westpac in Australia hopefully it'll come to New Zealand not long after..

2. Krjal

Posts: 423; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

Contrary to the US we have nfc card readers almost everywhere in Australia. I can't remember the last time I used a magnetic strip reader. I've been using my local bank's app to make nfc payments through my phone for months now but it'll be nice to have more options available.

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