Google has just issued another major update to the official iOS app of its mobile payment platform, Google Wallet.
For starters, the latest update to Google Wallet for iOS introduces a revamped interface thats in line with Googles Material Design philosophy, which favors bold graphics, fluid motion, and tactile surfaces. The apps interface has also been optimized with native support for the screen resolutions of the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus.
But the improvements brought by the new Google Wallet update are not just interface-deep, so to speak, as they also include several significant functional features.
No doubt the most notable of these is the added support for splitting charges among a number of Google Wallet users. This lets you easily divide the cost of any transaction with other users, say, your friends at a bar or restaurant. Participants in the charge split are duly notified of their respective shares, which they can choose to settle up or decline.
Another notable new function in the new version of Google Wallet for iOS is integration with Touch ID. This lets you quickly and securely access the app using only your fingerprint on iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.
Google Wallet now also offers offline access to your loyalty cards and gift cards.