On the back of rumours of an update coming to Google Wallet, it seems that another payments system could be on the way from Google, this time centred around Android. According to an article from Ars Technica, the new system, called Android Pay, will be built from the ground up …Read More »
Google has announced that it’s partnering with US carriers AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless and their mobile payments company Softcard to help make Android users get better tap and pay functionality. They also added that they’ll be acquiring technology and IP from Softcard to make Wallet better, which …Read More »
Google Wallet has been kind of useless for Google outside of select markets; while it has facilitated the early days of mobile payments via NFC, it really hasn’t taken off in the way it could (and perhaps should have done). Apple, meanwhile, has launched Apple Pay and though it’s not …Read More »
UK residents over the age of 18 can now send each other money as easy as sending an email. When creating a new email, all they have to do it click or tap attach and chose the £ sign. This works with Google’s Wallet application. The best part is that …Read More »
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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 …Read More »
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, …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »