Cell phones are now being used for payment. Square app is a new app that can be found in phones and android models. The program for smartphones and tablets can pay the product by tapping without taking the phone off because the program works via Internet. Basically the cashier looks at the screen and finds the profile of the customer. The profile shows the photo of the customer and if the physical appearance matches, the cashier accepts the payment by clicking the button. If the phone or tablet gets lost the account can be easily disabled by remote. Square app is heading to 7000 Starbucks locations this fall.
Google Wallet is similar to Square App but taking off the phone is required in order to pay. Brad Tuttle, the author of this essay spent one week around San Francisco only making purchases by Google Wallet. He shopped in places like Radioshack, Jamba Juice, The Chai Chart, AT&T Park and Elite Audio. He had several problems. One time the app crashed and the cashier couldn’t figure out how to ring the order.
Decide.com also made a tool for people to use cell phones or tablets to look for the comments that had been made on the product. Also people can ask questions to the tool about the products rather than asking the clerk.
Except for one, none ready for commerce.