Before Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, or even Android Pay, there was Google Wallet. But it was probably way ahead of its time? For whatever reasons, it did not really catch up and then Apple Pay came along. To compete with came Android Pay from Google, and the digital Wallet took a back-seat. Android Pay became Google’s main virtual mobile payment platform, meanwhile, Google Wallet became an app that allows anyone with a US debit card to send and receive money for free within minutes – even if the other person doesn’t have the app – competing with the likes of Square Cash, Venmo and PayPal.
Though the Google Wallet app is of course still available for Android and iOS, Google announced a fresh launch of the Google Wallet website, giving the service its own defined place as Android Pay continues to expand. Continue reading “Google Wallet gets a jaunty web app”