The Samsung Wallet app has come out of beta, and has landed straight on the Google Play store for select Galaxy devices. Don’t be fooled by its name into believing that it’s Samsung’s answer to Google Wallet. It’s in fact a tool aimed by the South Korean giant at creating a hub for users’ boarding passes, membership cards, coupons and event tickets, making it very similar to Apple’s Passbook app. Although, it’s available for the Galaxy S3, the Galaxy S4, the Galaxy Note 1 and the Galaxy Note 2, its services only seem to be limited to the US as of now.
With Samsung Wallet, you can store and manage tickets, coupons, mobile boarding passes and membership cards. Moreover, for all your tickets, it provides you with five default categories as well. And then there are customizable time and location-based reminders that display your tickets when you reach a particular place at the relevant time. Samsung Wallet even proffers a synchronization option, so you can access your data through different devices using one Samsung account.
It allows you to receive and store co-marketing offers, and it also lets you create your own tickets manually. It was in May this year that the application went into its beta phase, and it is only now that it has made its way to the Google Play store in all its glory. And while only four Galaxy devices are supported at the moment, you can expect it to dole out support for others soon.
The Samsung Wallet app is free to download, and requires a Samsung account in order for it to work.