Snapchat is known for its instant messaging app magic. We can say it’s a pioneer in this field, paving the way for a lot of copycats but it remains to be one of the most widely used apps for mobile communication.
Aspiring Gear VR game developers beware. If you plan on jumping on this new, interesting, yet still unproven platform, you might be waiving your right to monetize your product, at least for the time being. This is due to a limitation to the Oculus Platform that will be launching earlier than scheduled alongside Samsung's virtual reality headset.
Does a friend owe you money but you won’t be able to meet in person anytime soon and bank transfers are such a drag? Or do you want to send some money to a family member who lives in another state? Square’s Cash app has a new update and it wants to make cash transactions a bit easier by allowing you to send or ask for cash requests through SMS.
Amazon has released – in a rare simultaneous event – in its own app store and the Google Play Store the Amazon Wallet app that upon close inspections seems to let you do everything Google Wallet can do, minus the added features that Google has. In its defense, it is still in beta, so you would hope that the final app would be so much better.
Google's electronic wallet system has been around since like forever, but it hasn't exactly caught on. This latest major push from Google, however, might just do the trick now that Google Wallet can be used to manage your gift cards, easily ask for money and just as easily send money, all from the convenience of your smartphone.
Capitalizing on the growing number of smartphone users, especially those that travel abroad, MasterCard, working together with Syniverse, has announced a new security system that aims to keep travelers from losing their patience and their money. A new security system uses something that almost everyone has with them when traveling to another country: their smartphones.
Not content with trying to give consumers new and unconventional ways of paying for smartphones and Internet, T-Mobile now wants to go deeper into your wallet, literally. Its new Mobile Money service wants to redefine the way you use your money by doing away with transaction and overdraft fees.
Cash, at least in its physical form of paper and coins, is starting to take a backseat in a digital world were a lot of transactions, from purchases to money transfers, are all taking over the Internet. Square is taking this concept one step further by launching Square Cash which will allow users to send and receive money through one communication channel that almsot everybody already has: email.
Samsung has just forged an alliance that will add the popular PayPal e-commerce service into its app and content ecosystem. Not only will this provide consumers with an easier and safer method of purchasing goods but will also let app developers receive payments faster.
At present there are plenty of methods one can choose when it comes to sending money to someone else. One of the services that likely comes to the mind of many is PayPal, however that list will soon be growing. Google has recently announced the ability to send money from Gmail.