Tag: google mobile payments

Android Pay may be more than a mobile payments platform

Google has been taking a new approach to the mobile payments space

Google’s Android Pay may be much more than a mobile payments platform. Since the company announced Android Pay in June of this year, the platform has evolved rapidly, becoming much more than the payments service that Google may have originally intended it to be. In a recent interview, Pali Bhat, Director of Product Management for Android Pay, suggested that the mobile payments space is beginning to change, and Google may be the company to bring more innovation to the sector.

Android Pay is being designed to offer a seamless and secure experience for consumers

Android Pay may be more than a simple payments application, as it can be used to power a wide range of commerce and could be used to connect users with new commerce opportunities via other mobile applications. Google has been working to make the mobile payments space more secure overall, as well as ensuring that user experience is seamless with other apps and faster.

Android Pay may be quite different than other mobile payments platforms coming from competitors

mobile payments platform and beyondGoogle’s Bhat suggests that the company is taking a “fundamentally different approach” to the mobile payments space. Android Pay is, therefore, meant to exist as a part of the overall app experience that can be used alongside various platforms that existing in the overarching mobile payments ecosystem. One of the notably aspects of the platform is that the Android Pay app can be incorporated into other platforms that already exist, expanding its reach to consumers interested in mobile commerce.

Google has managed to reach milestones that its competitors have failed to reach

Google may have a bright future in the mobile payments arena, which has become quite competitive. The company recently announced that it will be entering the Australian market in early 2016, an accomplishment that has eluded its competitor Apple. The company also recently allowed Android Pay to be used for in-app purchases in the United States. Google expects to see Android Pay explode in popularity in 2016, especially as more consumers get involved in the mobile commerce space and look for inclusive solutions that can provide a seamless experience across multiple platforms.

Google may bring mobile payments support to Maps

Google Maps may have mobile payments functionality in the future

Google continues to make moves in the mobile payments space, working to introduce a new feature into Google Maps that will allow consumers to make purchases through the service. Many people use Google Maps for directions, but they have also begun to use the service to find local stores. An updated version of Google Maps will include mobile payments support, something that a growing number of consumers have been asking for over the past several months.

New update for Google Maps is being tested

The update is still in early development, with Google testing a variety of new features that could make Google Maps more valuable to consumers. One of these features involves finding out gas prices at local stations. Another will include additional information concerning hotels, allowing consumers to determine whether or not certain amenities are available at a hotel they may be interested in. Google is looking to incorporate Android Pay into Maps, allowing consumers to make purchases directly from the service. Such purchases would likely be hotel stays or, potentially, making a payment in advance for products offered at physical stores.

Google continues to move ever deeper into the mobile payments space

Mobile Payments - Google MapsGoogle has been involved in the mobile payments space for some time, having initially supported mobile transactions through Google Wallet. The Wallet service is still available, working alongside Android Pay, but Wallet is relatively unpopular among consumers. Android Pay, however, is quickly becoming a favorite with those that are interested in mobile payments. The service has proven to be quite convenient, allowing consumers to make purchases whenever they please. The service is also receiving strong support from retailers that wish to engage mobile consumers more effectively.

Maps may be an underrated mobile payments platform

Google Maps is a massively popular service, but relatively few people consider its potential as a mobile payments platform. Whether or not Google will actually introduce mobile payments support to Maps is still undetermined. The company has, however, been showing a great deal of support for mobile payments in recent years, believing that this sector will see magnificent growth in the coming years.