Thursday, February 26, 2015

Following Google deal, Softcard is shutting down its Android and Windows Phone apps | VentureBeat | Mobile | by Emil Protalinski

Also unlikely we'll see Apple Pay for Android or Windows Phone real soon now

"Softcard is pointing its users to download Google Wallet, which again only has tap-and-pay on Android. Because there’s no Softcard app for iOS, Apple users aren’t affected by the fact Google Wallet doesn’t support tap-and-go — and they have Apple Pay anyway. Because Google Wallet doesn’t exist for Windows Phone, once Softcard kills its app, Microsoft users will be left out in the cold, again.

Some will blame Google for striking a deal that indirectly ends up hurting Windows Phone users, while others will blame Softcard for killing off its Windows Phone app when there isn’t a proper alternative. At the end of the day, it will likely be Microsoft who has to come up with a solution, especially with Windows 10 coming out later this year."
Following Google deal, Softcard is shutting down its Android and Windows Phone apps | VentureBeat | Mobile | by Emil Protalinski
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