Mobile payment services are in much demand today, because of the sudden boom of the e-commerce generation.
Two most used services of today are Google Wallet and Apple Pay, the announcement of which boosted the average number of Transactions on Google Wallet by 50%, because the features of Apple pay attracted the attention of the Android users to this application as well.
Set up the system:
Setting up these methods of payment is not very difficult. You would first need to choose a card that you’d prefer to make a payment with.
If you wish you can put in your information, or you can take a picture of your card information and save it. An existing card from the iTunes account can also be added. Google Wallet app needs to be downloaded. Apple pay on the other hand comes installed on all the iphone 6 .
Post this, there is a verification process that comes in – this is done to activate the account, so that the service can be used.
Which devices are supported?
Apple Pay and Google Wallet are different in terms of device compatibility. While Apple Pay is only available on iPhone6 and above, or on the iPad Air2 and iPad mini 3, Google wallet is free of such restrictions and is supported on almost all devices that are NFC enabled.
All cards, debit or credit, can be used by this application, and transactions can be made to any bank. Apple Pay lacks these features and has limited functionality, but with the passage of time, these things can be taken care of.
When it comes to payment processes, Apple cannot be beaten. The Apple pay system is highly simplified, and a mere tap on your screen and keeping the device against the check out device does it all.
A minor vibration is felt and a beep signifies that the payment has gone through.
On the other hand, the Google Wallet requires you to unlock the screen and raise the phone to the NFC terminal, followed by punching in of your pin, so that the payment can go through. Payments therefore would not be as easy as on Apple pay.