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Five months after Apple Pay launched in Australia with American Express as its exclusive partner, a second bank is finally on board. Australia's own ANZ is Apple's second recruit for Apple Pay, and will offer the iPhone and Apple Watch contactless payment system to its five million customers.
I'm the resident ANZ customer pulled in to test ANZ's new goMoney app. And somehow that ended up meaning I had to send Nick $5 to 'test' things. But isn't this app free? Damn you, Broughall! Luckily ANZ goMoney made me the happiest I have been with a bank service since net banking first hit the scene.
It seems pretty obvious that the banks all make a crapload of money out of home loans. Why else would three of the country's major banks invest time and money in creating augmented reality property apps for the iPhone? Joining St George and the Commonwealth Banks in the quest for your mortgage debt is ANZ, who today launched the ANZ Property Tracker app for iPhone.
A few years agio at CeBit in Sydney, you could gain entry be scanning a barcode that you'd received via MMS on your phone. It was awesome. Then it disappeared, never to be heard of (by me) again. But now, according to Danny Gorog over at APC, the next generation of that tech is on its way to iPhone users around the country, with Qantas developing ways for you to check in to your flight using your iPhone.
It's still a little while away yet, so in the meantime you'll have to settle for just being able to browse the Qantas website in a format especially designed for your iPhone. ANZ and NineMSN are also jumping on the iPhone-friendly website bandwagon, although both only have limited functionality as well at the moment.
The real question is though - is this just a few companies trying to leech some of the iPhone's neverending hype machine, or are they trying to create a truly convenient service using the iPhone's impressive feature set? Only time will tell...