Square Launches Hands Free Payments On iPhone With Card Case
Square has a new app out for the iPhone users out there called Card Case, which acts like a digital wallet. This new app allows users to complete purchases at participating stores without even having to pull the smartphone out of their pockets. The current version of app that is available is version 1.1 and what it does is open up a tab with the merchant for payments to be made automatically when the user is close to a store that uses the service. When a user is about to purchase a product, they say their name, then the employee behind the cash register is able to verify the users face on their side of the app, at which point the charges are made and the money is automatically pulled from the debit card or credit card associated with the user’s app.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Square from before, it is the company that offers the small credit card reader
for processing payments on the go. Since its release, the company and its credit card reader have been a huge success with a growing customer basis that has developed over time. With a large number of people interested in trying the app – existing customers and new customers alike – the potential for growth is very high.
It seems like a pretty interesting idea, I think what will really make or break the idea will be the number of stores and consumers who end up using the app. Would you be interested in using something like this? It seems like one of the easiest ways to pay for things once you have everything set up.