Integrate payment system in your app
Typically, if your application requires payments, you don’t have to develop your own payment system. We can just set up an integration with a third-party payment service provider, which is quick, reliable and already tested by billions of real users!
Choosing a payment system
- First of all, it should be accessible in your country and support the currency you need. Even the most popular services are prohibited in some countries.
- It could be different, depending on your application: if it is a mobile app, which is available in Google Play and/or Apple Store, you may use Google Pay, or Apple Pay, especially if you want to get paid for the installations or in-app purchases. If it is a web app: you can use PayPal, Stripe, Amazon Payments, WorldPay, etc.
- Its interface has to be nice, intuitive and straightforward, as well as the checkout process in the app - a tiny UX mistake can cost you dozens of sales!
- And of course, take a look at the pricing model, it differs from system to system: you can be charged monthly, or by the percentage of each transaction, etc.
Those are the most common points to consider while choosing a payment gateway, but still, each application has different features and purposes, so there might be some other arguments, f.e. some providers are more product-oriented, some are service-oriented and it may become the key aspect for you.
We value the privacy of our customers, so we can’t share the links or names of the projects we’ve built, but we can describe to you the approaches we have used so that you could see the examples.
Integration with payment gateways
- E-Learning platform (PayPal)
This is a project for the Chinese market: when you prepare to pass the IELTS test (for knowledge of the English language) you can first pass a probationary test to see the score and find out if you are ready to pass the real test. But the official IELTS probationary test is pricey, so this web platform is giving a cheaper opportunity to check your knowledge. And for payment here we’ve used PayPal because it is quite popular in China (which ensures us that it is reputable because many companies rely on it), has a user-friendly intuitive interface.
- Mobile Application (Google Pay & Apple Pay)
A React Native mobile application for reading and listening to the books online, where you have a number of free books and can purchase more books in-app. Here we’ve integrated both Google and Apple subscriptions and the ability to buy in-app content: internal application coins, which user can spend on buying more books. Google Pay and Apple Pay are easy to use and look brilliant on mobile.
- Payment provider using PayPal & Stripe
This application is an intermediate layer between the client application and 2 payment gateways: PayPal and Stripe. For purchasing goods a user should leave payment info (account, name, etc.) in the application, the payment provider receives this data and sends to PayPal or Stripe according to special conditions.
It might look like all payment gateways are relatively the same, and in some ways they are, but some of them will suit your application better: a choice of a payment provider with the right interface elements or pricing model will make your app even more special.