At Google I/O, Google demonstrated the new Save to Wallet Google Wallet APIs. We posted about it here, but here’s the video of the session again, in case you haven’t seen it:
Google has put out a blog post about the APIs talking about them a bit more.
The company is testing the Save To Wallet API for Payment Cards and a few other bank partners.
“The Save to Wallet API for Payment Cards enables banks to integrate any credit or signature debit card into Google Wallet in a relatively simple manner,” says Google’s head of product management for consumer payments and Wallet. “We’re providing issuing banks with two options: 1) a ‘no integration’ option that allows banks to provide us card art, and co-market Google Wallet, or 2) a light integration option, which enables banks to push cards directly from their websites into Google Wallet, with user consent. At Google I/O we demonstrated how Discover is working with Google on a concept that would enable Discover cardmembers to save their cards to Google Wallet from the Account Center at discover.com.”
Then there’s the API for Offers.
“The Save to Wallet API for Offers enables merchants to publish offers that can be saved to Google Wallet from your desktop or mobile website,” explains Dua. “These offers can then be redeemed by consumers using a mobile device either via SingleTap NFC at the point of sale, or by showing and scanning the offer during checkout. Note that these offers are actually not created by Google, but are instead created by 3rd parties, e.g. merchants or developers.”
Banks can request access to the Payment Cards API here. Developers and merchants can learn more about the Offers API here.