This app transforms your Android smartphone into a wallet via the magic of NFC (near-field communications). You merely tap the phone against a receiver in order to complete the transaction.
In keeping with any app that charges money to your card, Google Wallet is protected by a PIN number.
MasterCards PayPass app includes a map with icons for merchants who accept PayPass as a method for paying for things.
The PayPass app leverages the smartphones GPS to display those PayPass-accepting merchants near your location.
The MasterCard InControl offers access to account settings. Through this app, you can set alerts for when you exceed spending limits for a particular account.
This app lets MasterCard holders view offers for restaurants, shopping and commercial venues.
MasterCard is devoting significant research into mobile apps, as part of its efforts to expand the base of people using electronic payments.
MasterCard Labs QkR app attempts to merge multimedia offerings, smartphone hardware such as the camera, and an electronic payment platform. Tapping your phone against a QR code, QkR label or NFC tag allows you to purchase goods and services, and receive multimedia content related to those products.
MasterCard is exploring how to use Microsofts Kinect hands-free controller to shop and make payments.
The MasterCard Labs QkR app offers a way to post news about coupons and deals to Twitter and Facebook.
Heres a look at an alert about spending from MasterCards InControl app.
Vending machines connected to Google Wallet let you pay for snacks by touching your smartphone against the lit panel.