Chapter    15

Using Apple Pay to Accept Payments

Gheorghe Chesler

In the short time since its introduction, Apple Pay has driven Near-Field Communication (NFC) payments with unprecedented momentum. Apple now takes this a step further by allowing developers to use Apple Pay to accept payments for physical goods in their apps, a feature which has been successfully adopted by Uber and Starbucks. This chapter introduces readers to Apple Pay by demonstrating how to integrate the framework for in-app payments, as well as discussing traditional challenges in implementing payment systems.

Apple Pay vs. Alternative Payment Systems

In a normal e-commerce transaction that was initiated from a web site, there are multiple ways to wrap up a payment. The following ...

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