The company HotelTonight, service for hotel reservations at the last minute discount, has released an update for Android mobile applications with support for Android Pay, the payment system Google.
Thanks to Android Pay application users will be able to make purchases using a smartphone without using cash or credit cards. For purchases in mobile applications is sufficient to have a virtual card. The technology is used Android Pay HCE (Host Card Emulation). Because of HCE on the device does not store data, but during the transaction are encrypted come from cloud storage, noted HotelTonight.
In general, Android Pay helps solve two major problems of mobile Internet payment – the need to enter personal data and payment on the small screen of a mobile device and a high risk of fraud, which is subject to a significant number of users. According to the report by Verizon, almost every second user opens the email and clicks on a phishing link in the first hour after the arrival of the message.
Moreover, thanks to Android Pay any operation carried out in almost one click. For HotelTonight payment system makes it possible to make the user experience more comfortable: your reservation will be even easier, say in the company.
At the moment, Android Pay only works in the US and allows you to make mobile electronic payments in more than 1 million American stores. According to Techcrunch, in 2016, the system will start in Australia. On the prospect of Android Pay in Europe or in Russia the company is not reported.
The updated mobile application for Android can be downloaded at the store Google Play.