As expected, the API will first be introduced to Mozilla’s upcoming Firefox OS followed by the desktop version of FireFox OS and then Android. When the app invokes the API, the app then presents the user with a window to authenticate his credentials. Following this, the payment is then charged to the user’s carrier bill. Once the transaction is complete, the app then forwards the purchase, delivers the product and stores details of the transaction so that repeat purchases are simple and quick.
The API is still in the beta stage with a number of modifications and enhancements yet to be made, based on user response and satisfaction. Mozilla’s Firefox OS will offer users mobile web content directly to web apps so that a web based payment system is more appropriate for users that are running Firefox as their OS. This new API has the potential to offer users an ad-free, secure, simple-use, web payment system.
It is interesting to note that Mozilla is making every effort to evaluate the market and bring to the table features that have previously not been explored on other OS, whether desktop or mobile. Users will be very interested in the new Firefox OS which seems to bring a lot of interesting apps and services with it. The world is eagerly awaiting the launch of Mozilla’s new offering!