Google Adds New Currency, Minimized Credit Card Details to In-App Payments API

Google's In-App Payments API over the last few weeks, received some improvements that makes the in-app purchase experience effortless for customers -- leading to a higher conversion rate.Here is what's new?Additional Currencies AcceptedGoogle expanded the types of currencies accepted to help you sell goods in customer's native currency. "For example, if you've set up shop […]

Google's In-App Payments API over the last few weeks, received some improvements that makes the in-app purchase experience effortless for customers -- leading to a higher conversion rate.

Here is what's new?

Additional Currencies Accepted
Google expanded the types of currencies accepted to help you sell goods in customer's native currency. "For example, if you've set up shop in the United Kingdom but your customer base is mostly in Japan, you can specify prices for your good in Japanese Yen and Google automatically handles currency conversion for you," explains Google.

To use a different buyer currency, just specify the currency code in the JWT request:

"request" => {
      "name" => "Piece of Cake",
      "description" => "Virtual chocolate cake to fill your virtual tummy",
      "price" => "1000",
      "currencyCode" => "JPY",
      "sellerData" => "user_id:1224245,offer_code:3098576987,affiliate:aksdfbovu9j"
   }

As of today, the following currencies for In-App Payments are supported include "EUR, AUD, JPY, and NOK":

In-App Payments API expanded currency support

Card Details Minimized
In order to purchase through In-App Payments customers must first create a Google Wallet account -- Google has now cut the amount of information that customer has to enter when adding a new credit card to their Google Wallet. "Now customers in many countries only need to specify their postal code instead of a full address, making the experience of creating or updating a Google Wallet quick and painless," informs Google.

Google mimizes credit card details requirement for Google Wallet

Terms of Service in Context
Google says they've incorporated the Terms of Service into the purchase confirmation page to reduce the number of pages a new Google Wallet user sees before completing a purchase. This means that your new customers can easily review the Terms of Service and get to enjoying their purchases faster.

Terms of Service in context page in new Google Wallet

You can add In-App Payments to your app with just a few lines of code and 3 easy steps:

  1. Sign up for a Google Account.
  2. Start integrating the API in your app with just a few lines of code. Please find full integration details and tutorials here.
  3. Start selling! Once you've completed integration, you start getting paid quickly and securely.

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