A lot of people have been talking about Chrome 53 and the performance enhancements it brings, particularly when it comes to power efficiency.
Nobody is talking about the other thing the Chrome team quietly announced in their latest blog post, which is an API they call PaymentRequest.
According to Google, Payment Request is a new approach for developers to eliminate checkout forms and improve user’s payment experience from the ground up.
- Provides a native user interface for users to select or add a payment method, a shipping address and a shipping option in an easy, fast and consistent way.
- Provides standardized imperative APIs for developers to obtain user’s payment preferences in a consistent format.
Here’s how PaymentRequest works:
Just kidding. I have no idea how it works. If you’re a developer and you want to know how it works, you can read all about it here: Bringing easy and fast checkout with Payment Request API
Also here: Official Specification
Aaaaand here: Integration Guide