Samsung Launches Wallet App for Android
During its third annual Developer Day at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung has unveiled its newest app for Android—the Wallet app. And many are finding it similar to Apple’s Passbook on iOS.
“The Samsung Wallet service…allows users to collect coupons, membership cards, tickets and boarding passes from partners’ applications and store them in one place,” Samsung said. The app also includes time and location-based push notifications, which let users know about offers and updates, and users can display barcodes to scan at payment desks.
Samsung has also announced its list of impressive launch partners as well, including Hotels.com, Lufthansa, Expedia, Walgreens, Belly, Major League Baseball Advanced Media and Booking.com. These partners “will be able to use the Samsung Wallet API to provide real-time updates on membership card points and change boarding passes,” Mashable said.
According to Samsung, the Samsung Wallet API is available to its selected partners and will be open to the public in May 2013. You can expect to possibly hear more about the app when Samsung unveils the Galaxy S IV on March 14th.
“As we are demonstrating at Mobile World Congress this year, Samsung is committed to growing its smartphone ecosystem in close collaboration with our developer and service partners,” Dr. Won-Pyo Hong, president and head of Samsung Media Solution Center. “Our focus is continually innovating across a diverse range of products and services that meet the needs of users, and we are committed to providing developers with the latest tools and resources to enable that.” (Source: PC Magazine)
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