Wallet Pass opens compatibility for Microsoft’s wallet app

Costea Lestoc By: Costea Lestoc
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We live in times where everything is undergoing a tech makeover, and paying for things isn’t excluded from the list. More and more companies are starting to develop services that allow people to pay at stores or various locations directly with their phones.

Microsoft is no different. The tech giant behind the Windows operating system has its own mobile payment app, but the Wallet app was ultimately found lacking. The main aspect that needed to be addressed was its lack of compatibility for the passbook file type. Passbook extensions are the most likely to be run into at the moment and not having this compatibility made Microsoft’s Wallet app outdated

There is good news, however, for Windows Phone users that were also trying to get into the new habit of using mobile payment solutions. Microsoft is pushing out an update that brings new changes to a revamped Wallet app. The new iteration is called Wallet Pass and it includes various new implementations including the much-desired passbook compatibility.

It also includes various cross-platform capabilities such as syncing passbook files from a computer, which makes it even easier to manage. Let’s take a look at what other changes users can expect from the updated Wallet app, now Wallet Pass.

  • Passbooks can have their very own live tile pinned in the Start screen;
  • Automatic updates;
  • Internet-File Explorer file transfer capabilities for .pkpass files;
  • PIN security for better file protection;
  • Better management resources for passbooks;
  • Passbook notifications integration with Action Centre;
  • Passbook map location integration with Nokia Here;
  • Full passbook integration into the revamped app.

All these features and some others will be available in the new Wallet Pass app that is very likely to have a considerable impact on the mobile payment market.

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