Money being in the form of plastic from several years but now technology is set to make the smartphones as money. In this regard, Samsung already announced its Wallet app for its high-end Galaxy devices to store tickets and even make payments on-the-go. Now the same Samsung Wallet app available for some high-end Galaxy devices.
The Korean giant announced Wallet app to compete Apple’s Passbook at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2013. Since then the app was distributed among a handful of US users as beta version. But now the company is set to compete Apple and other giant players and released the first final version of the Wallet app on Google Play Store.
With Samsung Wallet, users can store tickets and passes by using their Android-based Galaxy devices. Somehow identical to Google Now, Samsung Wallet client is also designed to store boarding passes, membership cards, coupons and event tickets. To use Samsung Wallet, users have to download the app itself from Google Play Store and sign-in using their Samsung account credentials. After signing in, users can discover Wallet-compliant Partners Apps and offers from different Loyalty Cards. Users can also create tickets manually through Create my ticket’ feature.
Currently, Samsung Wallet app is only available for some of the latest high-end Galaxy series devices including Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note II.
Samsung showcased some unique features of its Wallet app at MWC 2013 which can be used to make payments using the Galaxy devices. The company already allied with Visa to provide payment support using built-in NFC connectivity of Galaxy series devices. Samsung would expand the payment support feature of the Wallet app in near future. With new payment support using app, that time is not so far away when smartphones will be used as a source of money as well.