Chapter 20. The Wallet

Throughout the book, we have discussed the smartphone functionality that has replaced physical objects that people used to carry with them, such as address books, digital cameras, and maps. The next obvious candidate is the wallet, and all of the major smartphone platforms are racing to provide an experience that will encourage users to go digital. In that vein, Windows Phone 8 has introduced a new built-in app, the Wallet, along with a set of extensibility points by which apps can interact with it. In this chapter, you will learn how to create and manage payment instruments, transactions, and coupons.

Understanding the Wallet

The term “mobile wallet” can mean different things to different people, so it is worth starting the ...

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