Now Android apps can allow single-click checkout, thanks to the Citibank sponsored Single-Click Checkout service launched at the Open Mobile Summit in San Francisco this month. This is not the first service of its kind for Android but it offers some unique features and that makes it stand out. The website describes the services as,
Single-Click Checkout allows merchants to accept credit card payments from users on any phone with only a single click! Whether you provide digital goods like games, music, virtual currency, or nonprofit donations, or physical goods like concert tickets or home appliances, users can instantly purchase your items using their credit or debit card.
Single-Click Checkout supports MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express cards. This eliminates the need for creating a new account and while making the checkout, there is no need for a sign-in like on the PayPal checkout service for Android. The entire transaction is handled in a pop-up window and there is no need to navigate out of the merchant page. The service eliminates all carrier revenue shares and creates a direct link with the app developer.
The Single-Click Checkout service has better features than all payment services currently available on the Android Market and offers tough competition to PayPal and Google Checkout.