PayPal Expands its Mobile Payment Offering
Already created its mobile apps for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry, PayPal is introducing the “Mobile Express Checkout” for a convenient two-click checkout process with your mobile phones. You can opt-in to a particular apps, which allows you to remain logged in until you opt-out to skip the login process. The “Mobile Express Checkout” will also accept credit card payment in the future without the needs of a paypal account to make payment.
While there isn’t any announcement on the PayPal for Android Market store purchase, the company releases PayPal Mobile for iPhone 3.0 with new location-based search feature.
A new location-based feature allows PayPal iPhone app users to find businesses accepting PayPal wherever they happen to be. Merchants can attract nearby customers to their stores by sending deals and promotions to customers’ phones, and customers can pay for goods or services at local outlets with PayPal or a BlingTag(R) from Bling Nation. This new local service is initially available in beta in the San Francisco Bay Area. Interested merchants or service providers can sign up at www.paypal-labs.com/local.
Update #1: For buying apps on Android Market via PayPal payment, it looks like the company was ready to make the official announcement on their blog (Google Cache) but pull the announcement. So expect to see the real implementation soon? (via TechCrunch)