Pay with Square

Square is rethinking the card case model and going more for an application that allows you to pay at Square-enabled merchants just by having your phone in your pocket. They call it Pay with Square.

I love the idea. And, as I’ve said before, I really, really want these types of systems to take off and to be able to get rid of the credit card as quickly as possible.

However, the video for this new app first shows off the ability to tell your friend that you’re going to an ice cream shop. I’m not so sure that should have been highlighted first and foremost. I think it is fine they have that part of the system but I’d much rather show how quickly and easily it can be to get in and get out without dealing with cash or cards.

/via The Verge.