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28 App-Enabled Payment Systems

From Text Message Payments to Crossover Wallet Apps

— March 17, 2016 — Tech
With the majority of consumers now using their smartphone to carry out a number of daily tasks, app-enabled payment systems have become a quick and convenient way to speed up the process of paying for different services. Now companies are experimenting with different ways to use these platforms in order to improve the digital payment experience.

One of the most interesting innovations in app-enabled payment systems is the move towards touch-free services. For example, SnapScan is a South African service that allows users to pay with Bluetooth instead of scanning a code. Another example is the new McDonald's app that uses iBeacon technology to speed up the payment process at the drive-thru.

In addition to hands-free payments, app-enabled payment platforms have also evolved to facilitate bill-splitting. This is particularly important for restaurants and taxi companies, as they often face the task of collecting multiple payments. Some examples of app's that facilitate bill-slitting include Uber's new Family Profiles feature, Flypay's mobile payment app and Tabio's bar tab platform.
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Multiperson Rideshare Payment Plans
Multiperson Rideshare Payment Plans
The New Family Profiles Feature from Uber Simplifies Payments
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Purchase-Approving Apps
Purchase-Approving Apps
The Thumzap Payment Button Lets Parents Approve Teen Spending Online
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Store-Specific Payment Platforms
Store-Specific Payment Platforms
The Walmart Pay App Allows Customers to Purchase Goods In-Store
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Text Message Payments
Text Message Payments
The New Google Wallet App Lets You Pay By Texting
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Cashless Drink Payments
Cashless Drink Payments
This App Provides a Seamless Way for Consumers to Purchase a Drink
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App-Based Payment Services
App-Based Payment Services
This App Allows Customers Pay for Food with Their Mobile Device
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Telecom Payment Apps
Telecom Payment Apps
Suretap is a Payment Tool That is Backed by Major Media Channels
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Mobile Parking Meter Payments
Mobile Parking Meter Payments
This City Now Accepts Smartphone Parking Payments
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Drive-Thru Payment Platforms
Drive-Thru Payment Platforms
This Chain Uses Beacons to Facilitate Mobile Payment at Drive-Thrus
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Smartphone Payment Apps
Smartphone Payment Apps
Google's Android Pay Boasts 'Tap to Pay' Capabilities
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Streamlined Payment Apps
Streamlined Payment Apps
The New PayPal App Features An Elegant Interface and Color Scheme
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Rewarding Mobile Wallets
Rewarding Mobile Wallets
Yoyo Wallet Collects Coupons During Mobile Payment Sessions
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Mobile Restaurant Payments
Mobile Restaurant Payments
TouchBistro is Bringing Apple Pay Solutions to Restaurants
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NFC Food Payments
NFC Food Payments
Flypay Uses an App and a NFC/QR Sticker to Simplify Restaurant Payments
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No-Hands Payment Services
No-Hands Payment Services
Google's Hands Free Payment Lets You Pay Without Tapping a Card
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Airport Transit Payment Apps
Airport Transit Payment Apps
Torontonians Will Be Able to Pay for the Union Pearson Express By App
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Prepaid Coffee Plans
Prepaid Coffee Plans
DripApp Saves Caffeine Addicts Money While Supporting Local Businesses
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Restaurant Loyalty Apps
Restaurant Loyalty Apps
Velocity Lets Patrons Pay for Restaurant Meals & Earn Rewards on a Phone
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Mobile Food Payment Services
Mobile Food Payment Services
The OpenTable App Now Offers Wireless Payment for Android Users
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Bar Tab Payment Apps
Bar Tab Payment Apps
The Soon-To-Be-Launched Tabio App is a Nightlife Smartphone Solution
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Loyalty Payment Apps
Loyalty Payment Apps
The Chase Pay App Lets You Take Advantage of Loyalty Programs
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Selfie Payment Systems
Selfie Payment Systems
MasterCard's New 'Selfie Pay' Lets People Use Photos to Authorize Payments
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Convenient Coffee Payment Apps
Convenient Coffee Payment Apps
Tim Hortons' Timmy Me App Now Lets You Pay with Your Smartphone
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Rent Payment Portals
Rent Payment Portals
RentPayment Lets You Pay Your Rent Online and On Time
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Mobile Payment Beacons
Mobile Payment Beacons
South Africa's SnapScan Service is Offered by Over 40 Merchants
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Wearable Coffee Payments
Wearable Coffee Payments
Wearbucks is a Wearable Way to Pay for Coffee at Starbucks
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Crossover Wallet Apps
Crossover Wallet Apps
Starbucks' Mobile Payment May Soon Let You Make Other Purchases with Its App
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Payment-Enabling Rewards Systems
Payment-Enabling Rewards Systems
Pay with Rewards is a Digital Innovation for MasterCard Holders
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