2012. No Flying Car but at Least We Have Google Wallet
First officially introduced back in Early 2011, Google Wallet is… still well a work in progress. The concept itself is amazing. Almost everyone forgets their wallet from one time to another; plus there is always a sense of concern the security and location of one’s money and credit card. Google Wallet addresses these issues. Where’s your wallet: “Your Phone.” Is it secure: “well I hope didn’t give your PIN away to your Ex right?” Only until recently have more and more retailers are coming on board with the new Google Wallet application. So for those with a Google Wallet capable device, using this “Fancy Utility” is becoming more and more and a viable option rather than a silly concept.
A really special aspect about Google Wallet is that it is going to let you not just make payments but also give you the chance to redeem different coupons which will help you earn many reward points, just with the tap of your phone. And, this app is the first of its kind in theU.S.This has been termed as Google Wallet SingleTap by the company. The list of retailers where you can use this feature are Foot Locker, American Eagle Outfitters, Toys“R”Us, The Container Store, Jamba Juice, Guess, Macy’s and OfficeMax.
Here are a few more reasons why you should be using Google Wallet. You would be simply saving a lot of money. The app offers a tab called, “Featured Offers” that gives you special deals from retailers that can’t be found anywhere else. In addition, Google is also working along with more retailers to bring reward cards also under this experience. With Google Wallet, all you require is your Android smartphone and a single tap from your phone. Promotions, Coupons, and special sales will be featured before purchases and should hopefully save you money on Google Wallet items and Services. Some of the retailers with whom Google is working to make partners are D’Agostino, Chevron, Gristedes Supermarkets, Faber News Now, and Pinkberry.
So, hopefully this new app from Google is going to save you a lot of blues when you forget your wallet next time. (Unless of course you also forget your phone, there isn’t an app for that… or is there.) At this time though only a few devices can support Google Wallet, but Google is pushing this app to become the future. So who knows, keeping your wallet home may just become the new trend. Personally though, I’d rather have that flying car already.
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