Mozilla plans a new way for your business to make and receive payments online. The free software community is currently working on a new online wallet feature, Mozilla Wallet, that will be released on Firefox OS that will make paying for goods and services online easier, more streamlined, and, they hope more secure.
The Mozilla wallet would allow users to make a purchase through a Web app without entering a credit card number each time. For online merchants, the Mozilla wallet would help avoid payment processor setup and many processing fees, according to Kumar McMillan, a Mozilla developer.
“There are services to mitigate a lot of these complications, such as PayPal, Stripe and others, but they aren’t integrated into Web devices very well. Mozilla wants to introduce a common Web API to make payments easy and secure on Web devices, yet still as flexible as the checkout button for merchants,” McMillan writes.
McMillan says the Firefox wallet is inspired by a similar feature offered by Google. When users attempt to make a purchase, they are prompted with a window that asks for a password and processes a payment.
This service is not yet live in the Firefox Marketplace, but would-be merchants who will likely take advantage of this service can test drive a simulation at the Firefox Marketplace Developer Hub. McMillan says the Firefox OS wallet is ideal for merchants who offer premium services through their Web apps, like games or news sites offering exclusive content.