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Re: Dealing with Wallets

From: Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 6 May 2016 13:15:16 +0200
To: Marta Piekarska <marta@blockstream.io>
Cc: Web Payments Working Group <public-payments-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <cdc64295-66df-5eb0-9307-ccc1703ed472@gmail.com>
On 2016-05-06 12:15, Marta Piekarska wrote:
> I may not be understanding everything correctly but:
> 1) today mobile phones are like PCs- they have browsers so why would I need my PC
 > to us the browser API? Unless you don't mean smartphones but then I don't think
 > you really can use them in combination with your PC and as your wallet anyway.

Hi Marta,

This is indeed the use-case I'm talking about.  Half of the adult population
in Sweden use such a "combo" for accessing e-government services.

Anders


> If anything I'd push for better support in mobile browser API, esp wrt security.
> 2) As a complete side note- I would investigate how to make it interoperable with other devices, like watches.
> Have a great day
> m
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> Sent from a mobile device, please excuse typos.
>
>> On May 6, 2016, at 10:35 AM, Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> I'm currently designing a native Wallet which is supposed to be usable in wide
>> range of scenarios ranging from Web payments to paying for gas.
>>
>> One of the most promising uses of phone-based Wallets is using such together with
>> a PC on the Web.  I understand that you could register the capabilities of such a
>> Wallet in the PC browser to make it compliant with the Web Payment API but this
>> doesn't seem like a particularly nice (and robust) option.
>>
>> WDYT?
>>
>> Anders
>>
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