Alipay is in the stage of internal testing its own mini apps following the launch of WeChat Mini Apps on 9 January 2017.
Alipay started the development of Alipay Mini Apps since last September; and, its mini apps are similar to WeChat ones. Unlike WeChat’s arrangement for mini apps, Alipay will set up a directory for its own mini apps.
Alipay could use its own development framework Weex to quickly develop and deploy its mini apps platform. And, it can integrate with a large number of offline merchants it’s already working with.