Not sure if the store you're in accepts Apple Pay? This free iOS app will tell you that and more

Not sure if the store you're in accepts Apple Pay? This free iOS app will tell you that and more
An interesting bit of data reveals that over 90% of Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus users have not used Apple Pay. The biggest reason given for the failure to use the mobile payment system is that the shopper was not aware that the store he/she was in supported it. The second reason was that the shopper just plumb forgot to use Apple Pay.

These things won't happen again if you install the free iOS app Chameleon on your iPhone. The in-store shopping app will tell iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users if the retail establishment that they are standing in, will let them check out using Apple Pay. With the app, you will know whether checking out will be a simple matter of tapping your iPhone to the POS terminal.

Besides letting you know if the store you're shopping in supports Apple Pay, Chameleon will also find the exact aisle that certain brand name products are located at, and it also checks real-time inventory levels. The app will let you scan barcodes so that you can perform a price check, and it shows you the best deals for the products you are shopping for.

Chameleon partners with over 30 major retailers in the U.S. including Macy's, Sports Authority, Petco and Toys-R-Us. And you can earn points that you can redeem toward a gift card simply by walking into a participating store. Sounds great, right? You can pick up the app for free from the App Store.

source: Cameleon (iOS)



1. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Wait I have a question. If a retailer accepts apple pay, will it also accept other NFC payment methods, like WP wallet? just curious

2. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

It should, but your SIM card has to support it, aka your evil cell provider if in the US, and of course you need NFC. And IIRC you need the latest version of WP8.1.

3. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Nice, thank you. I do have the latest version and NFC, so this is really cool. Going to have to buy something to try it :P

5. kristoferallen

Posts: 99; Member since: Jun 23, 2010

That's not true. It is up to the company making the technology to get companies on board. Apple has the most companies on board with their Apple Pay, because it has a fingerprint reader and is the most secure at the moment. You'll have to find what companies are on board with your form of payment. They aren't all the same just because it's NFC, unfortunately.

6. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

That sucks. I was hoping if apple pay became mainstream, anyone could use any phone with NFC to pay for stuff (the way it should be). I am going to try to anyway, just to see if it does work though

4. AlikMalix unregistered

Yeah, you get small gift cards just for visiting the store a few times. I dont have iP6/6+ so Apple Pay availability isn't the reason I have this app... it's simply great for getting giftcards...

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