Android Pay now works within mobile apps
Google’s Android Pay is now available for use within mobile retail apps, including Jet, Spring, and Wish, and on-demand service apps like Lyft, Instacart, and Doordash.
Google is encouraging the use of its mobile payment feature by offering discounts like $20 off an OpenTable dining reservation using the app or $10 off the first Lyft ride.
Google says that the option will soon be available through the apps of Eventbrite, Groupon, GrubHub, NewEgg, Priceline, Seamless, and Uber, indicating that Android Pay as a payment option already has a pipeline.
Like Apple Pay, Android Pay is designed to make mobile payment less cumbersome by allowing consumers to avoid entering in their credit-card information.
Mobile payments appear to be on the rise, but have far to go in supplanting consumers’ “top of wallet” credit card. While security is often mentioned as a concern and a possible reason that shoppers eschew mobile payments, many experts have told Retail Dive that convenience is more likely the hold-up.
With this, the race is on to become the preferred mobile payment system.
- TechCrunch Android Pay Now Works In Mobile Apps
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