PayPal Overhauls Mobile Payment Services and Apps
PayPal today made a slew of announcements regarding its mobile payment applications and services.The first is a new serivce called Mobile Express Checkout, which allows users to remain logged into their PayPal account across devices and make two-click payments at participating vendors. The Mobile Payments Library can be used to set up pre-approved, chain, and split payments, such as for subscription services. PayPal Mobile for iPhone 3.0 added a location-based feature so PayPal app users can find nearby merchants that accept PayPal mobile payments (currently limited to a San Francisco-only beta). PayPal also announced a new partnership with VeriFone, which will work with merchants to add PayPal mobile payment capabilities to their places of business, as well as accept "Bump" payments. Last, PayPal has partnered with Appcelerator to help PayPal's merchants build apps on all three major mobile platforms (iOS, Android and BlackBerry) from one Web code base.
Android Pay and PayPal Now Play Nice
Google's Android Pay service is now compatible with PayPal. The companies today announced that Android Pay users can opt to use their PayPal account as a source of funds when making tap-and-go payments at retail stores or on the web.
PayPal Reaches BlackBerry 10 Devices
PayPal has made a version of its mobile application available in the BlackBerry World app store for devices running BlackBerry OS 10.x. With this new app, PayPal is available to Android, BlackBerry, Fire OS, iOS, and Windows smartphones.
PayPal to Kill Off Its Windows Phone and BlackBerry Apps
PayPal today said it will sunset its Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and Amazon Fire Phone apps on June 30. After that date, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and Fire Phone users will not be able to login to or use the Paypal mobile app.
BBM Gains PayPal for Android, BlackBerry, iOS
BlackBerry today added a handful of new features to its cross-platform messaging service. All versions of BBM (Android, BlackBerry, iOS) earn the ability to send money to BBM contacts using PayPal.