Blockchain App Store Aptoide Integrates Local Payment Methods

Announcements, Blockchain, News | August 27, 2019 By:

Aptoide, a blockchain-based alternative to Google’s app store, has announced two new local payment methods to allow its users to make in-app purchases in their favorite games.

Aptoide, which is powered by blockchain-based apps distribution protocol AppCoins, is in the top list of the alternatives to the Google Play Store for mobile applications which runs on the Android operating system. The app is available in over 40 languages, having reached more than 200 million users in 2017 and 6 billion accumulated downloads. In the various stores, it is possible to find over 800,000 Android apps.

In a blog post, Aptoide announced that it has integrated local payment methods, starting with e-commerce payment system Paytm in India and payment gateway GoPay in Indonesia. The two new local payment methods will enable Aptoide users to make in-app purchases as well as Top-Ups to their AppCoins Wallets.

How to pay using Paytm:

  • Once you’re in the checkout screen, the “Paytm Wallet” option will appear. You can then click on it and press “Buy”;
  • Wait for CODAPAY’s Paytm pop-up to show, then press the “Continue” button;
  • Then another pop-up screen will show up asking you to confirm the payment. Make sure the “Paytm Balance” is selected and then click on “Pay” to complete payment;
  • Now you’ll be redirected to a CODAPAY window saying “Transaction completed”, press “Back to Merchant”;
  • You will now be informed of the bonus you’ve earned from your purchase and be redirected back to your game!

How to pay using GoPay:

  • Once you’re in the checkout screen, the “GoPay” option will appear. You can then click on it and press “Buy”;
  • Now a GoPay screen will appear. Click on the button that says “Proceed to GO-JEK app”;
  • This will redirect you to a portrait-view pop-up which asks you to “Review Payment”. Check all details are correct and then press “Pay Now”;
  • You will then be asked to enter your 6-digit code to proceed with the payment;
  • After you have done that, a pop-up saying “Payment Successful” should appear. When it has, close the window (by clicking on the “X” in the top left corner);
  • Go back to your game and find a CODAPAY screen confirming your purchase. Click on the “Continue to Merchant” button that appears;
  • You will now be informed of the bonus you’ve earned from your purchase and be redirected back to your game!

According to Aptoide, the company decided to integrate Paytm and GoPay to give the best user experience possible, and make it easier for everyone to acquire their favorite gaming items.