During the Mobile World Congress, in Barcelona, Spain, on Wednesday – Developers Day at MWC, it was launched the Samsung Wallet App for Android devices. The mobile application is currently in beta version and only available for developers to try the app and find eventual API and SDK errors.
For the rest of the people, the Samsung Wallet App will be available to download from May, this year. It is resembling with the Apple‘s Passbook app for iOS devices. Wallet App will be able to keep different tickets, shopping coupons and membership cards that will provide real-time updates.
The Samsung Wallet App has also location-based push notifications capabilities.
Third-party developers can integrate the application within their services, but Samsung has to approve it first.
According to Samsung, there are already a few companies willing to use its Wallet App, like Hotels.com, Booking.com., Walgreens, Belly, Lufthansa, Expedia and Major League Baseball Advanced Media.
Another partner that will support the Samsung Wallet app might be Visa, since the two companies have collaborated in the past on mobile payments.
Apple is already accusing its rival of copying its devices. There are filed a number of patent infringement suits introduced by Apple for the iPhone and the iPad. And now Samsung might be accused again of copying Apple.
You can watch the video of Samsung Wallet app unveil at the MWC here.
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