Google Wallet Finally Available For iPhoneBy: Chris Crum - September 19, 2013
Google just announced its first Google Wallet app for iPhone, which is available for iOS 6 and up. It’s interesting that they waited until IOS 7 was released, if 6 is supported as well, but either way it’s here now.
The release follows a major update to the Android app, which brought some new loyalty programs with it, as well as the ability to send money to people by email.
The iPhone app also includes this functionality.
In fact, the app appears to pretty much mirror the features of the Android app, including the same loyalty program offerings, and access to Offers .
“In addition to all of your loyalty cards, you can save money with offers in Google Wallet whether you found them on the Google Maps app, Google Search, or Google Offers,” says product manager Brian Kravitz. “Starting today, you can also save offers to Google Wallet directly from merchant or couponing sites such as Valpak.com. Redeem all of your saved offers by showing your Google Wallet app to the cashier at checkout.”
It does leave out the NFC feature, as some pointed out, due to the iPhone’s lack of support.
The app will be available today in the App Store.
More on the new loyalty programs here.