Square upgrades smartphone apps for iOS, Android

Summary:The Card Case application will now be known as Pay with Square; it boasts a new user interface and geolocation features.

Mobile payments software pioneer introduced an update to its smartphone application this week and also adopted a name change. The software, which used to be called Card Case, is now known as Pay with Square.

Among the features that are being touted by Square for the update are a new user interface that is supposed to speed up the payment process. The company has also provided a mapping feature that displays Square-enabled businesses using geolocation features. So, you can check a map to see which merchants in the neighborhood are accepting mobile payments. You can create a favorites lists using the application that can be shared.

Square is touting its updated Android device support with this latest release, seeking to establish more of a stronghold on that platform as PayPal focuses more attention on the mobile payments space.

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Topics: Apps, Apple, Hardware, Mobile OS, Mobility, Smartphones, SMBs

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