Firefox OS To Have New Web Payment Mechanism

  • Based on Google Wallet API
  • Experimental
  • Shipped with first Firefox OS phones

Mozilla announced yesterday that they are currently working on a new JavaScript API that will allow for people to pay for digital goods and services on the web either via a credit card or through adding the purchase to their monthly car

  • Based on Google Wallet API
  • Experimental
  • Shipped with first Firefox OS phones

Mozilla announced yesterday that they are currently working on a new JavaScript API that will allow for people to pay for digital goods and services on the web either via a credit card or through adding the purchase to their monthly carrier bills. The announcement was made on a blog post by Mozilla engineer Kumar McMillan last April 4.

According to McMillan, this new payment mechanism is based on Google Wallet’s API but was modified for multiple payment providers and of course carrier billing. Moreover, the company plans to work with other businesses in the industry to build a standardized API through W3C (World Wide Web Consortium).

The payment mechanism is still experimental and McMillan stresses that the new API could still change in the future without notice, but adds that the API will ship with the first batch of Firefox OS devices. As for desktop and Android versions of Firefox, they may have to wait a little bit more as Mozilla hasn’t started yet with providing support for a new web payment API.

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