Last week we launched PayID with a coalition of over 40 companies around the world. PayID is an open protocol that improves the user experience when sending and receiving a payment over isolated payment networks using a standardized address format (user $ domain.com).
PayID works great for standard peer-to-peer payment, but it also has the potential for exciting new additions that allow merchants to use PayID for things like checkouts, bills, receipts, and subscriptions.
Today we’re launching a web app called ChefXRP that will demonstrate the power of using PayID in a subscription checkout flow on a test network.
Before using ChefXRP, developers need to download the Xumm app from their respective app store for their device (iOS and Android are currently supported). After you have gone through the setup steps, the application must be configured in such a way that it meets an address in the test network XRP ledger, which can be found under Settings -> Advanced -> Nodes, and one of the nodes in the area labeled “Test Network ” to choose.
Once configured, the ChefXRP website can be used to create subscriptions with payments served by Xumm. To do this, navigate to https://chefxrp.shop, log in with your Pay-ID and click on one of the buttons to subscribe. This will open a modal asking you to complete your purchase which will take you to the Xumm website:
The Xumm website may display a QR code that you can scan with the Xumm app or have a button to view a QR code if a notification has already been sent to your device to approve the transaction (in in this case they assume that you don’t need QR code).
If you click Accept, you will be directed back to the Chef XRP website with a success message and the option to change subscription using the selection box in the top right corner. When you click on the subscription, a modal will appear that will allow you to cancel the subscription:
After receiving the notification from the Xumm app, there is the option of accepting the charge, but also the option of rejecting it using the close button at the top right:
If you are inspired by this demo then sign up for the PayID Hackathon where we invite you to move money like emails. Prizes worth over $ 25,000 will be awarded to the winners. We look forward to seeing what more developers are building with PayID.