Apple Pay lets users make in-store payments for physical goods or services using an iOS 8 app. Payment information is stored in their iOS device, and users can use Touch ID to provide their payment and shipping information to complete the transaction with a single touch. The SDK is written using Objective-C.
Every year 15 million people are victimized by identity theft in America alone. Identity theft is an ever-present concern in the minds of consumers worldwide and the continued migration of commerce to the internet is only exaggerating the issue. Barzahlen, an online payment solution in Germany, is thinking outside the box and presenting an interesting alternative to online payment. Using the Barzahlen API developers can offer Barzahlen as a payment option in their online stores. Selecting this payment option would allow customers to claim the product online, then take a receipt to a physical Barzahlen location to process the payment in person.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory under the Home Automation, Marketing, Payments, and Healthcare categories, among others. Featured today is an API for open source smarthome automation system Domoticz. Have a look at the new additions in this summary.