Last fall, we launched One Touch™ for native mobile, the industry’s first single touch payment experience on iOS and Android. Since then, we’ve seen tremendous results in how much it has improved the buying experience for consumers and merchants alike. Today we’re launching One Touch for web– enabling consumers to pay without user IDs and passwords on the web after their first login, just like we enabled on mobile devices.
While One Touch™ for native mobile required the user to have either the PayPal or Venmo app installed on their device, One Touch for web will work directly within the browser for users who do not have the app installed. One Touch for web will work on mobile, tablet and desktop (Mac and PC) across all major browsers and platforms.
As a developer, if you have integrated either v.zero through Braintree or Express Checkout through PayPal, then you do not need to do anything further. As we roll out this functionality to our consumers, they will begin experiencing One Touch for web on your site.
For a new integration, there are two ways you can serve up the One Touch for web experience to your users.
Firstly, if you have no credit card processing on your site or want to move to a payment solution where you can integrate cards, PayPal, Bitcoin through Coinbase and Apple Pay, then you should integrate Braintree’s v.zero. This is a very easy integration and to get started you can visit our developer pages here.
However, if you already have credit card processing on your site, and want to integrate One Touch for web directly, then you should do this using PayPal Express Checkout. You can do so by using the PayPal Rest APIs. Our documentation can be found here.
Please note that you will not necessarily experience the One Touch for web experience until it has rolled out to your user account. We will update this post once the PayPal Sandbox has OneTouch functionality enabled so you can begin testing the experience with your own code.
One Touch for web is available today, beginning in the US, and expanding internationally in the coming months.