Convenience and Innovation with the Google Wallet

February 1, 2012

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When Google Wallet first came on the market a few months ago, I was thrilled. I have been talking about something like this for years. I don’t carry a purse and instead have to stuff my phone, wallet, keys, etc. in my pocket. One of the reasons I am so impressed with Google Wallet is that it eliminates the need to carry my wallet around with me and provides greater convenience.

The Google Wallet mobile security app securely stores your credit cards and offers on your smartphone. When you check out at a store that accepts Google Wallet, you can pay and redeem offers quickly just by tapping your phone against a compatible card reader at the point of sale.

Despite having all your eggs in one basket, the system seems very secure. There is no longer a need to carry around a lot of loyalty cards and cash because everything is stored right on your phone. In the future, I’m sure there will be no need to waste paper on receipts and more and more things will be done electronically. In short, I believe this is the start of another revolution—and one of which I favor. The ultimate convenience, which all consumers are looking for, and innovation this will drive is what I find most intriguing about the Google Wallet. You can read more about it here.

Written By: Mickey McCann, Industrial Designer

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