Sq.’s Card Case rechristened ‘Pay with Sq.,’ is first to convey geo-fenced palms-free funds to Android
You may know Sq. for accepting funds in your smartphone by way of a cute dongle, however you are in all probability much less acquainted with its second offshoot, Card Case — a separate app that has enabled arms-free and NFC-free funds at over 70,000+ retailers for greater than a yr now. That effort is getting an entire overhaul at the moment, cumulating in a whole rethink of the app and expertise, along with its extra-apt new title: Pay with Sq.. The redesigned UI loses its former card and leather-based-based mostly garnish, opting as an alternative for a simplified listing of retailers sorted by distance and relevancy. Additionally making its debut is a search field, a spiffy map view and the power to share retailers to pals by way of textual content, e-mail or Twitter. We’re most excited, although, for function parity throughout iPhone and Android, which suggests previously iOS-unique options just like the auto-creation of tabs at pre-permitted venues (because of iOS 5’s geo-fencing APIs) at the moment are current to inexperienced little robots in all places. That is no small feat, as the corporate’s needed to roll their very own geo-location API to select up the place Google’s left off. Excited? Get your obtain on within the supply hyperlinks under.
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