Mobile payments will soon be made at your restaurant table regardless of the mobile platform you use

Mobile payments will soon be made at your restaurant table regardless of the mobile platform you use
There is no question that Apple Pay has raised the profile of mobile payment systems in the U.S. Before the year is out, we should see consumers around the world whipping out their smartphone so that they can tap and pay. But suppose you've just enjoyed a dining experience at a restaurant, and the waiter comes to you with the check. Do you give him your phone so that he can use it to tap the POS terminal? Not a chance! How many strangers do you trust with your pride and joy?

While there are mobile point-of-sale terminals available, most support one specific OS limiting the usefulness of such a product. But Verifone has introduced the PAYware Mobile e355. This mobilePOS will support multiple platforms including iOS, Android and Windows. By offering such flexibility, the e355 becomes a better investment for restaurant operators, allowing the device to be viable despite the use of different mobile platforms, and OS updates.

The PAYware Mobile e355 will work with EMV, NFC, Apple Pay, and traditional magnetic stripe. A bar code scanner is an optional accessory that increases the usefulness of the product. It offers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB connectivity. The device will start shipping this coming June.


For restaurants wishing to accept mobile payments this is exactly the terminal you need to make sure that mobile payments from all platforms can be accepted at the table. While Apple Pay is gaining momentum, the truth is that Google Wallet has four times the mobile payment market share at this point. And the success of Apple Pay will no doubt bring wider use of other mobile payment options as well. That is why the multiple OS support of the PAYware Mobile e355 is an important improvement among current mPOS terminals.

source: Verifone via Engadget

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10 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

ApplePay is providing a much needed boost. When Apple does it, it takes off.

3. god996

Posts: 34; Member since: Oct 27, 2013

True. But it's still too sad that people are so ignorant, that they never noticed that NFC payments have been in mobile phones for quite a long time, but when Apple did it, it became such an innovation and lots of stores began implementing this payment system. Oh well, I guess it's for the better.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It's not that it's innovation dude, it's just that Apple is a huge popular company and it's helping to give it the push it's been needing. More backing, more attention, more catering it to us bro. We win!

5. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

Agreed. This is another example of Apple playing catch up to other phones. But suddenly when Apple does it it's innovation. Apple has a lot of money and marketing, plus a fan base that doesn't know otherwise. I'm still waiting for someone to say the 1080p screen on the iPhone6 is innovative.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yeah whatever dude. Go away with that whack crap.

9. Damo579

Posts: 264; Member since: May 18, 2013

I agree. Since here in the USA we follow what Apple does from a mobile tech point of view so in order for a feature to catch on we have to wait for the iPhone to have it. IT's bad because Apple usually releases the feature years after other companies but since it's the most popular phone in the US that's the way it is.

10. TBomb

Posts: 1212; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Both sides are right I feel. There's less agressive way of wording it, but I think both sides are right. The USA does follow Apple like they're the only ones in tech, and if Apple doesn't do it, then it hsan't existed until Apple does do it. And that is largely due to their popularity in the states. However, Apple is giving NFC that extra push because of this. The important thing is, as techlovers, we all love the innovation part. (THE REST IS OPINION) What ticks Android people off is the way the world views Apple. What ticks Apple people off is the way Android people are ticked off at their favorite company.

2. hurrycanger

Posts: 1756; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

I'm sorry but I cannot think of anything good when I read "mobilePOS"

7. TimCook

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

Mobile payments are a great thing, they should be everywhere.. Google should also try their best to bring GWallet in Europe.

8. md227a

Posts: 224; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

I recently went to Disney world and enjoyed using apple pay it was easy and convenient. Don't get me wrong I've been an android hey since the G1, and used Google wallet since it was introduced. I just think the encrypted card info and finger print is better implementation for mobile payment.

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