'Pay With Square' Now Supports Android, Revises iOS App
Square today relaunched its Card Case mobile payment application with a new name, Pay With Square. Pay With Square is an application that consumers can use on their smartphones to make mobile payments. Along with the new name, the relaunched application also adds support for Google's Android platform (it was previously available only to iOS). Pay With Square can only be used at select retailers. Customers register a credit card or debit card with the service, and then open up a "tab" at participating retailers. The application will alert the retailers and provide them with a photo of the Pay With Square user when they are in the store, who can then use the app to pay at the register. The Android application features a new user interface that shows a carousel of stores in the vicinity that accept Square. Square also still offers its credit card accessory to small businesses looking to accept credit cards via their smartphone or tablet.
Verizon Talks Up Android Pay, Says Still Looking at Samsung Pay
Verizon Wireless today took the time to tout the benefits of Android Pay, the new mobile payment app and service from Google. Android Pay is a relaunch of Softcard, which Google bought from Verizon (and AT&T/T-Mobile) earlier this year.
Google Launching Android Pay Today
Google said it is making Android Pay, its reborn mobile payment service, available to Android handsets beginning today. The app will be pushed to small batches of users over the next week, according to Google.
Apple Pay To Support Loyalty Cards
Apple today announced that Apple Pay in iOS 9 will support store loyalty/rewards cards, starting with Walgreens and Dunkin Donuts. Apple is also adding support for store-brand credit cards.
Android Pay Rings Up Chase In the US
Google today said Chase has agreed to support Android Pay on Android smartphones and other devices. Starting immediately, Chase customers can add their eligible Chase Visa debit/credit card to Android Pay and make tap-and-go payments wherever Android Pay is accepted.
Square Says It Will Support Apple Pay Next Year
Square founder Jack Dorsey said the company will add support for Apple Pay at Square-based terminals at some point in 2015. Square makes a dongle that attaches to smartphones and tablets, as well as a tablet-based register device, in order to help small businesses use modern tools to expand their customer base.