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Integration for Mobile Devices

General information

No matter which business case is adopted by merchants or which consumer devices and technologies are involved, when using a mobile browser or a native web view both Wirecard Checkout Page and Wirecard Checkout Seamless can be integrated into your shop.

In general, all functions and features that Wirecard offers for desktop or notebook computers in an online shop, including back-end operations, may also be implemented and used on mobile devices.

For an overview of all customization possibilities we invite you to have a look at

Integration

Supported mobile technologies

Mobile operating systems

Both, Wirecard Checkout Page and Wirecard Checkout Seamless can be used for mobile shops running on all current available mobile operating systems. Typical examples of supported mobile operating systems are e.g.:

  • iOS by Apple
  • Android by Google
  • Windows mobile
  • Blackberry
  • Tizen by Samsung
  • Sailfish
  • Ubuntu touch

Mobile browsers

Browsers on mobile devices are typically built for supporting HTML5, in this case you may use Wirecard Checkout Page and Wirecard Checkout Seamless on all current mobile browsers, e.g.:

  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Opera
  • Safari

Native apps

Additionally you can integrate Wirecard Checkout Page and Wirecard Checkout Seamless within your native app. Typically this can be done by using a native web view user interface element. Therefore you may integrate into native apps developed in:

  • Objective-C in iOS for iPhone, iPad and iPod
  • Java for all Android based devices (like Samsung, Sony, HTC, etc.)
  • C# for all Windows based mobile devices
  • BlackBerry
  • and others …

Available integration possibilities

Browser based integration

Browser based integrations are typically a kind of:

  • A mobile web site or
  • A mobile web app in HTML or
  • A mobile web app in a native wrapper

Our products may be integrated in almost the same way as in your desktop-based online shop.

Native app or cross-platform app integration

For this purpose you may integrate the checkout process within a native web view in your app. The flow from native to web view and back to native can be implemented using the following pattern:

Implementation pattern for web view in native apps
  1. A native “Checkout” button is displayed for the consumer in the native GUI of the app.
  2. The consumer taps on this button.
  3. A web view containing Wirecard Checkout Page or Wirecard Checkout Seamless opens in the native app.
  4. The consumer is guided through the checkout process presented within the native web view.
  5. The return URL at the end of the checkout process is called in the web view. This can be one of the URLs you set in the following required request parameters: successUrl, cancelUrl, failureUrl or pendingUrl.
  6. The native app responds to the loading of the URL and returns to native control and displays the result of the checkout process to the consumer within the native GUI of the native app.

You may detect the value of the return URL by using callback functions offered by the native web view, which are called each time a new URL is loaded in the web view.

Please be aware that we strongly recommend to use the confirmUrl to ensure that your web server is able to receive the result of the checkout process independently of the consumer's device and the behavior of your consumer in the native app.

Improving usability

If you are able to identify your consumer in your mobile application (e.g. by their username/password), you have the possibility to simplify the checkout process for recurring consumers.

This can be done by using the feature “recurring payment” which allows you to re-use an already successful payment of your consumer as a base for a new payment with the same payment type and data as the consumer used before. This has the advantage that your consumer does not need to re-enter the sensitive payment information for any further checkouts in your shop.

You can find more details regarding recurring payments within the description of the operation recurPayment in:

Additional considerations

iframes and pop-up windows

Please be aware that for usability reasons it is not recommended to use either iframes or pop-up windows. Additionally within native web views it may not be possible to open pop-up windows out-of-the-box for security reasons.

Specific configuration of your mobile shop

Additionally we recommend you to use a different value for the request parameter shopId, so that our support can configure the behavior of the checkout process to your needs.

Typically all external pages which are required by various financial service providers are done by a redirect of the current page and not opened in a new window.

Another option you may want to use is a different set of payment methods you offer on the mobile device. This may especially be required if a specific payment method is not allowed to be used on mobile devices by the corresponding financial service provider.

To set up a specific shopId for your mobile shop, please contact our Support teams.

"Non-mobile" external pages of relevant financial service provider

Some external web sites of financial service providers, which need to be opened to your consumer (like entering 3-D Secure passwords), may not be suitably designed for some mobile devices.

Native web view

When you are using Wirecard Checkout Page or Wirecard Checkout Seamless within a web view in a native app, please take into consideration that some payment methods require the opening of a pop-up window by the corresponding financial service provider. Due to the fact that opening a pop-up window is not supported within web views by default, these payment methods cannot be used in such configuration.

Currently the following payment methods are not suited to be used within a native web view:

iDEAL needs some additional steps to be implemented in a native app. Open Wirecard Checkout Page in the default browser. After the payment process your consumer is redirected to the app.

If you still need these payment methods in a mobile solution you can either switch to a browser-based integration or by opening a mobile browser and then returning back from the mobile browser to your native app within the result page.


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