The future of cashless payments is exciting stuff. This utopian future where you don’t have to carry around fat, receipt-filled wallets nor queue up for ages at an ATM machine to withdraw cash. So far, we’ve seen quite a few promising contenders playing in this space already, but the latest one to join the fray may be the most promising one yet.
Touch N Go is easily one of the most used cashless payment systems in the country. With its widespread adoption in toll booths, public transports and selected merchants, it’s really hard to escape using it. And it’s a convenient service…for the most part.
Now, the company has begun beta testing their brand new ‘cashless’ mobile payment system, Touch N Go Wallet. The only problem is that I don’t think they fully grasped what made TNG convenient in the first place. Why? Well, this new mobile system uses QR codes and PIN numbers instead of NFC.
Sony Ericsson has introduced a nifty Android app called Vscreens which allows you to share your mobile phone images to a bigger screen easily. Usually if you need to share a photo onto a laptop, tablet or even TV, you would either bluetooth or connect using cables such as USB and HDMI. With Vscreens, all it takes is just a simple QR code.
How it works? Just install the Vscreen app on your Android device and point your laptop/ipad/tablet/TV web browser to Vscreens.com. The first thing you’ll see on the web browser is a big QR code which the mobile Vscreen app will be used to scan. This creates a link between the 2 devices and you can click on any photos on your phone to be pushed onto the big screen.
We tried it ourselves on a laptop computer and it works incredibly well. The only drawback is that it goes thru the Internet which means it will take sometime to load. It took us about 5-7 seconds to refresh to a new photo. Nevertheless, the easy set up without wires makes this a practical solution to share pictures. This Vscreen app is open to all Android devices.
To download, head over to the Android Market link.
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