Can Google’s mobile payments be made hands-free for Android and iOS?

google hands free mobile payments

The tech giant is now testing out a form of smartphone based transaction completed without lifting a finger. While many people might think that contactless mobile payments using NFC technology is essentially as convenient as transactions can get, as they’re simply a matter of waving a smartphone or wearable tech device (such as a smartwatch) over a reader at a cash register, Google is now looking to boost convenience even further. The search giant is now promoting the use of its Hands Free mobile app to let users pay without…

Read More

Mobile apps now work with Android Pay

android pay mobile apps wallet marketing google

Though Google’s mobile payments service has been out for a while, it just stepped into a new market. Though Android Pay was originally launched earlier this fall, it’s only very recently that it has now become available for use within mobile apps to pay for purchases as an alternative transaction method. Google has stated that people will be able to use the option in several Android apps selling goods and services. This means that when someone reaches the checkout and is ready to pay for his or her purchases within…

Read More

Google confirms new mobile payments framework called Android Pay

google browser texting

Google has announced details concerning Android Pay project at the Mobile World Congress Google has confirmed that it is developing a new mobile payments structure, which will be called Android Pay. Rumors concerning this new project have been circulating for a few weeks, but Google had been secretive with its plans concerning the new initiative. During the recent Mobile World Congress, Google announced the Android Pay project, which aims to serve as a platform that anyone can use to develop a mobile payments system. Android Pay will initially support mobile…

Read More

Google may be launching new mobile payments API

women mobile payments purse

Google could introduce the Android Pay API at its upcoming event in May Google is preparing to make another move in the mobile payments sector. The company recently announced that it had acquired Softcard, a mobile commerce firm, which could help its struggling Wallet platform find some traction with consumers. The company is now expected to introduce a new mobile payments API at its annual Google I/O event at the end of May. The API is called Android Pay, and may have a major impact on Google’s position in the…

Read More

Google may be working on a new mobile payments system

Google mobile ads

Plaso could be Google’s next foray into mobile commerce Google may be in the process of testing a new mobile payments system that it has codenamed “Plaso.” Rumors suggest that the company is currently testing this new service internally, working with partners that may include Papa John’s and Panera Bread. The new mobile payments system may be a potential replacement of Google Wallet, which has struggled to find mainstream acceptance among consumers despite the growing popularity of mobile commerce. Plaso is designed to be contextually aware The new payment system…

Read More

Apple Pay may have a major impact on the NFC technology market

Apple Pay Logo nfc technology mobile wallet

New mobile payments service is causing the NFC market to surge Apple Pay has been launched and it has already manage to cause a stir in the mobile payments space. The launch of the new service has been supported by a wide range of retailers, all of whom have shown strong interest in the mobile space. While Apple has succeeded in drawing more attention to mobile shopping and payments, the company’s new service may have an unintended effect on the NFC market. NFC is gaining more attention, thanks to Apple…

Read More

Google to begin pushing its mobile payments service

Google Wallet Mobile Payments

Google aims to compete with Apple in the mobile commerce market Google is gearing up to compete with Apple in the mobile payments space. Apple’s new digital commerce platform, called Apple Pay, was recently launched and it has already had a major impact in the mobile world. For its launch, Apple Pay acquired a wealth of retail and financial partners, all of whom had shown strong interest in engaging mobile consumers. These partners have helped expand the availability of Apple Pay, but Google wants consumers to know that Apple is…

Read More

Mobile payments marketplace in US prepares for two major systems

Mobile payments - Isis wallet

The announcements we reported to you from Money2020 last week have the U.S. waiting for the rollout. Last week, we brought the latest announcements from Money2020, as they were happening, including the announcement of two major mobile payments systems, the technologies that they would be using, and the fact that they are both preparing to launch in the United States very soon. These services claim that they will make transactions more appealing to both merchants and consumers. It was also clear that in the mobile payments universe, the winners were…

Read More

Mobile payments strategy includes ban on plastic credit cards

LevelUp app mobile payments

In order to help boost the adoption of the service some merchants have tried to eliminate the alternative. The mobile payments industry has faced a large amount of struggle in terms of consumer adoption, even after merchants have started to update their systems and accept this form of transactions. Even the largest players, who have spent billions on systems and marketing, have yet to succeed. Google Wallet and Isis are two of the largest mobile payments systems currently in place, and yet they are seeing very limited use by consumers.…

Read More

Mobile payments checkout now available at Rockport

The footwear company has now implemented Google Wallet. Rockport, a footwear company, has announced that its mcommerce site now features a checkout service that uses Google Wallet mobile payments, so that smartphone users will be able to purchase their boots, shoes, and accessories from their favorite devices. The integration of this new platform was accomplished by the Unbound Commerce service provider. The platform also includes a number of other mcommerce features to mirror the overall infrastructure that the company has established on its standard desktop website. Rockport has chosen Google…

Read More

Mobile payments industry’s leading players launch new official committee

Mobile payments disaster recovery

Google, PayPal, Visa, and others have announced that they will be participating. The global electronic purchasing transaction industry’s trade association, called the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) has just announced the launch of the Mobile Payments Committee. It simultaneously announced that the four major American mobile network operators are all members. These include T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T. They have joined in the Mobile Payments Committee along with the participation of Isis, Google, Wells Fargo, American Express, Captial One, PayPal, MasterCard, Visa, Panasonic, Discover, Neustar, Intuit, VeriFone, and First Data. The…

Read More