Google Play Commerce enables you to monetize your apps and games at scale in over 170 markets, without all of the complexity and time consumption required to run your own global commerce platform. It enables you to easily transact with millions of users around the world and provides reliable and secure ways for users to pay for your digital products and content. developers and users have to ensure A secure shopping experience has been a key pillar of Play CommerceAnd we achieve this by proactively monitoring and preventing bad elements from deceiving and abusing your apps.
Prevent fraud and secure purchases
In 2022, we prevent over $2 billion in fraudulent and improper transactions. Bad actors looking to abuse apps employ a number of strategies, both with one-time purchases as well as auto-renewing payments. For example, they may attempt to purchase an item in your app with a compromised method of payment, or request a refund for an in-app purchase that has already been consumed or sold, or purchase Can use fraudulent gift cards for. When there is a combined or coordinated effort by bad actors, it can result in massive abuse on your app. Preventing such fraud and abuse requires a comprehensive approach, involving a range of internal monitoring tools combined with automated solutions and human expertise.
Empower developers with tools to reduce app abuse
The information asymmetry between Google Play and developers is commonly exploited by bad actors. There are two most effective solutions you can apply to help solve this Invalid Shopping API And Ambiguous Account ID, More than 70% of our top 200 monetized developers have integrated these solutions on their apps to reduce fraud and abuse.
- Invalid Shopping API Provides you with a list of in-app and subscription orders that have been canceled for each user. You can implement revocations that prevent users from accessing products from those orders.
|Benefits of Invalid Purchase API|
- Ambiguous Account ID Play helps detect fraudulent transactions, such as multiple device purchases on the same account within a short period of time.
you can also use Play Integrity API To protect your apps and games from potentially risky and fraudulent interactions such as cheating and unauthorized access. you call Play Integrity API In critical moments to test that user actions or server requests are coming from your unmodified app, installed by Google Play, running on a real Android device. If something goes wrong, your app’s backend servers can respond with appropriate actions to prevent attacks and reduce abuse. Developers using the API have seen an average reduction of over 50% in unauthorized access to their apps and games. Stay tuned for new highly requested feature updates.
|Flowchart of how the Play Integrity API works|
This month, we launched Purchase. product. Consumedwhich allows you to consume in-app items using Play Developer API, reducing the risk of client-side abuse by moving more business logic to your secure backend. For example, if a bad actor purchases an item from your app but is tampered with on the client side, the purchase will automatically be refunded for lack of acknowledgment 3 days after purchase. Using server side consumption will prevent this type of app abuse.
Google Play Commerce is committed to providing a secure shopping experience for developers and users. Learn more about how to prevent bad actors from harming users and abusing your app guidePlus other 2023 initiatives helping to keep Android and Google Play secure.