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The Kaching! product means that customers, via the app, can pay each other via email, Facebook and mobile, and via an iCarte case for iPhone, or pay via MasterCard's contactless PayPass terminals. Users don't have to be Commonwealth Bank customers to receive payments, either, with non-bank customers directed to an external collection site.
The app will be compatible with iOS 4.3 and above, according to the bank, with cases designed for the iPhone 4 and 4S.
When paying, users can choose to pay via an address book, a Facebook friends list or a phone number. CommBank's sample image shows that if you really want to, you can pay Summer Glau of Firefly fame. Nice.
While the offering doesn't have a release date yet, Lark told ZDNet Australia that it would arrive before Christmas, and app users would be sent their case within 48 hours of downloading the app if they pre-register.
"We'll get the app out on the same day as the case. There's a few finishing touches that need to go onto the app, and then it goes to Apple, goes through their process, comes out of their process and our goal is to have it out before Christmas. The earlier, the better, from our perspective. We're ready to go with the cases, we have them in stock," he said.