The iZettle plugs into the base of the iPhone, and is aimed at giving small businesses a small, portable way for customers to pay.
Once connected, the iZettle app will launch automatically, and any details sent aren’t stored on either the phone or iZettle reader. It’s all encrypted and has gotten the okay from the likes of MasterCard and Visa.
Payments can be tagged with photos, alongside extra notes or your location. (As with any new feature or app, you can also broadcast what you’ve bought across social networks like FaceBook.)
It should all work something like this;
The iZettle will arrive in Sweden in June, coming to the rest of Europe later in 2011.
Mobile payments has become business. In only the last week, we’ve seen Orange unveil a modified Samsung Tocco Quick Tap, with contactless payment features connected to Barclaycard or Orange’s own credit card. O2 have also announced their own mobile wallet system.