Google Launches Hands Free Payment App For iOS And Android
Google has been seeking new ways to diversify its Android Pay. To date, Android Pay is now accepted by two million locations in the US. With the number of new registrations increasing day by day, Google is still keen to expand its mobile payment service. As per Google, the company is bringing Android Pay to more countries. Since Google is looking forward to branch out its mobile payment service, it has introduced a new app by the name of 'Hands Free' which will allow users to pay for in-store purchases without pulling smartphones out of their pockets.
Pay Hands Free With Google's New App For iOS And Android
Currently available to the South Bay residents, by which we can conclude that it is for experimental purposes. So, how does the app work? After you install it and complete the set up process with your credit card information and photo, it will use the Bluetooth low energy along with Wi-Fi and location services on your smartphone to recognize if you're near a store that supports the operation.
“When you’re ready to pay, you can simply tell the cashier, ‘I’ll pay with Google’,” the company explains. “The cashier will ask for your initials and use the picture you added to your Hands Free profile to confirm your identity.”
Hands Free is available at a few stores, including McDonald's and Papa John's in the South Bay Area to start. Probably this will be a huge step for Google in terms of its payment service. This is because, Hands Free is not only catering Android users, the company has also launched the app for iOS. So it seems that iOS users now have two payment options in their hands, Apple Pay and Google's Hands Free app that deem to provide the same service.
The company is looking forward to feedback so further improvements can be made in the Hands Free app and fill any loopholes (if any) that might hinder the experience. As an additional thank you to test out the app, Google is also 'offering up to $5 off your Hands Free purchase at participating stores.' To learn more about the Hands Free app, you can visit the official website. So if you live in the South Bay Area, be sure to try the hands Free app for both, iOS and Android.
This is it for now, folks. What do you think about the app? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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