Post Tagged with: "Google Wallet"

Rumour: Google Wallet to come to AU and UK in January or February 2014

Rumour: Google Wallet to come to AU and UK in January or February 2014

Google Wallet promised to be the solution that would allow us to use our Android powered smartphones with NFC hardware as a virtual credit card, paying for goods without needing to use cash, our credit cards, or even pulling out our wallets. Last year, Beau Giles wrote up an excellent story for Ausdroid on how Google Wallet works, and how (at the time) it could be massaged a little to get it working in Australia. Sadly, things have changed since back then, and Google Wallet no longer works in Australia in any measurable way. Since this time, many an Ausdroid[Read More...]

by 2:44 PM on November 8, 2013 42 comments Exclusive, News, NFC, Rumours
Tap & Pay in Android 4.4 – Will you be able to use it in Australia?

Tap & Pay in Android 4.4 – Will you be able to use it in Australia?

The introduction of Tap & Pay in Android 4.4 has sparked the hopes of many Android users in Australia of an phone based NFC payment system such as that used in the US since the launch of Google Wallet back in September 2011, but as a traditionally US based service, will this work in Australia? The ability to use your phone to tap and pay at any one of the hundreds of thousands of NFC enabled Visa Paywave or Mastercard PayPass terminals that are present in retailers across Australia has been a dream since Google Wallet was first introduced. What[Read More...]

by 8:00 AM on November 5, 2013 27 comments Apps, NFC
Google removes personally-identifying customer data from Wallet

Google removes personally-identifying customer data from Wallet

Earlier this year, it became known that Google Wallet was supplying customers’ personal information to developers following product purchases through Google Play. In a backend update to the Google Wallet merchant site, this data has now disappeared. Initial speculation, seemingly confirmed by Google employees, was that the detailed information was required to meet the requirements of taxation laws in different countries around the world, but that’s not entirely true. Google seems to be working down the path that was suggested in our post, providing only the data required for tax calculation (data that was already available through a non-personally identifiable[Read More...]

by 2:49 PM on April 23, 2013 1 comment News
Google Play: Developers, Privacy and You

Google Play: Developers, Privacy and You

Australian developer Dan Nolan, creator of the Paul Keating Insult Generator app, this week voiced concerns over what he sees as a “Massive Google Play Privacy Issue”. In a blog post on his personal site, Dan found that “every App purchase you make on Google Play gives the developer your name, suburb and email address with no indication that this information is actually being transferred”. The details in question are shown to developers through the Google Checkout merchant interface, a site which allows developers to review the details of their sales transactions – a common feature in any e-commerce system.[Read More...]

by 5:49 PM on February 15, 2013 6 comments Google Play, Legal, News, Opinion
Google adds free trials for in-app subscriptions, developers can now give users a week of free access

Google adds free trials for in-app subscriptions, developers can now give users a week of free access

Google have today added the option for free trials for in-app subscriptions so that users can try a service out before forking out any money for it. Free trials aren’t automatically brought in for all subscriptions, instead it’s completely up to developers whether or not they implement the free trials that are a minimum length of one week. For any subscription, you can set up a free trial period that lets users try your subscription content before buying it. Upon starting a free trial, users are charged $0.00 against their chosen payment method. You can then cancel the free trial[Read More...]

by 6:31 AM on October 10, 2012 0 comments Google Play, News
Checking out with Google Wallet

Checking out with Google Wallet

One of the coolest (and hence, most hyped) uses of NFC would have to be the use of it for contactless payments.Just like your MasterCard or Visa card with PayPass or payWave. The most widely known example of using your phone as your wallet is probably Google’s Wallet app. After installing it on your Android …

by 3:30 PM on September 4, 2012 15 comments Apps, NFC, Reviews
Commonwealth Bank to start offering Kaching for Android soon

Commonwealth Bank to start offering Kaching for Android soon

With no launch in sight for Google Wallet in Australia it looks as though NFC Payments with phones has been limited to iPhone users utilising the Kaching application and iCarte case add-on from the Commonwealth bank. Today the Commonwealth bank updated their blog with this juicy piece of info which indicates that an Android app could be coming soon : On every blog I am going to talk Android, because I know you are hanging out for Kaching. As an FYI, I have 3 droid phones at home and my family are also hanging out for Kaching. My daughter gave[Read More...]

by 6:01 PM on April 4, 2012 18 comments News, NFC
Google Wallet is now working in Australia… somewhat

Google Wallet is now working in Australia… somewhat

If you couldn`t tell from my last post on NFC, I find the idea of paying for things with NFC or doing anything with NFC an exciting prospect. Now a hack has appeared over at XDA Developers that allows Nexus S owners outside the US to set up Google Wallet on their phone. Hit the break for more info

by 8:11 PM on October 13, 2011 21 comments News, NFC, Phones, Reviews
NFC in Australia — it’s off to a slow start, but it is going somewhere

NFC in Australia — it’s off to a slow start, but it is going somewhere

When the Nexus S was launched by Google in December last year, it came with a NFC (Near Field Communication) chip built-in. NFC is a proximity based technology based on RFID which allows your NFC enabled mobile, credit card or device to securely transmit and receive information over a short range (maximum range of a few inches), which allows for E-Commerce, File Sharing, Social Networking and other exciting things. The inclusion of this technology was also a contributing factor in me deciding to pick up a Nexus S to replace my old Nexus One. At this stage we have seen[Read More...]

by 4:17 PM on September 14, 2011 16 comments News, NFC, Other