Amazon has launched a new Amazon Wallet app ahead of the release of its new Fire phone (which a lot of developers are already embracing).
The app simply taps into the credit and debit cards you already have on file with Amazon, as well as any gift card balance you may have. You can, of course, add payment methods, including checking accounts and other non-Amazon gift cards and loyalty cards.
It lets you scan and save cards with your phone, check your balances, and use cards at participating stores.
The app is available via the Amazon Appstore and Google Play (via TechCrunch), making it available to Android users as opposed to just Fire phone users.
The Google Play description is as follows:
Use the Amazon Wallet app to simplify your shopping trips, and never lose another gift card or rewards membership number. Scan or type your gift cards, loyalty cards and membership cards to your Amazon Wallet to reduce the clutter in your leather wallet or purse. Wherever you are, the information you need is easily available as a barcode, QR code, text or image. For supported merchants, check the balance of your stored gift cards. Information saved in your Amazon Wallet is stored securely in the Amazon cloud. In addition, your Amazon Wallet cards can be viewed and edited at Amazon.com/wallet, where you will also find the credit cards, bank accounts, and other payment methods saved in your Amazon account.
The app is in beta.
Images via Google Play