Google wallet could mean that paperless payment is around the corner
The clip clearly demonstrates where Google Wallet is going right but if Google really want to win the whole 'pay with my phone' thing, then they need to move towards personal financial - administration services. Am I boring you? What if I said:
you might never have to do admin again?
Personally I hate getting receipts. I take them just to avoid offending the cashier, then guiltily throw them in the bin next to the till like some form of warped custom that's lacking the required Morris dancers and a folk song to give it meaning.
But what if I could opt to get a receipt via email and skip the paper part of the process?
What if Google wallet could update a Google spreadsheet of my outgoings as I shop?
I suspect accountants might be worried at where this is heading - because this is where Google has a distinct advantage. Right now I use what might as well be NFC (my credit card (which is also equipped with touch payment) on a extendable lanyard ) and it's far more convenient than a phone/battery powered financial liability. If I really wanted to put a phone in the process I could glue my card onto my phone (and I wouldn't put that past me).
Really credit cards aren't big are they?.... UK mains plugs are more of a pressing concern to my mobile tech lifestyle....I suspect Google already know this...and that they really thinking of long straight Roman roads not banks.
Bringing me on to my point: whilst Google wallet is cool it will only be useful (at least to my mind) If it links in to the Google office suite. But with most of the hard work done, and with a penchant to tease, will Google miss the opportunity to both gain new users via financial services and get existing users to spend more time in the network?
Hmmm I think I've convinced myself that this can be nothing other than a well made plan. #googlewallet