Paytm Mini App Store Launched for Indian Developers.
Paytm Mini App Store has been launch within the digital payments app, the company announced on Monday.
The Paytm announced this just days after tech entrepreneurs in India rallied for a national app store, but this is slightly different.
Instead of giving native apps and developer tools, Paytm is hosting links to progressive Web apps (PWAs) which are light apps that can run within a Web browser without requiring any installation.
The Mini App Store only has a few apps listed, although Paytm plans to list 300 services in the coming days.
These apps open within a window inside the Paytm app itself, and the listings will also be free, Paytm said.
Paytm will also provide developers with free payment avenues including Paytm Wallet, Paytm Payments Bank, and UPI.
It should be noted that a two percent extra charge is levied for payments using credit cards.
Paytm has also provided a dashboard for analytics, payments collection, and various marketing tools to better engage with users.
The Mini App Store has been in its beta testing phase in the country for some time now and has already been populated with a handful of apps.
Paytm said that over 300 app-based service providers have already joined the programme, including the likes of Domino’s Pizza, Netmeds, Ola, and many more.
These apps are expect to make their way to the Mini App Store soon.
To access the Mini App Store, open your Paytm app. On the home page, click on Show More > Mini App Store from the pop-up menu.
The portal allows direct access to users to explore, use, and make payments through the apps, without any additional downloads or installs.
Paytm was also among one the key Indian apps that was pull from Google Play recently.
Google later clarify that Paytm was remove from the platform for violating its content rules, and not for offering cashbacks and vouchers, as Paytm claimed.
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