Mobile payments are a pretty obvious application for Google Glass, although the only app that’s close to being in the real world just works with BitCoin, so its utility is somewhat limited. But Intuit, maker of Quicken and QuickBooks, is now sniffing around.
Investor Business Times reports that Quicken has adopted its GoPayment app to work with Glass. There’s an Intuit video with a demo below (start at about :40 to get to the meat).
The application works a great deal like Square Wallet: a store-side iPad app rings up the sale, and the clerk allows the transaction to occur on the customer’s device. With GoPayment, the clerk generates a QR code which the customer scans with his Glass and verbally authorizes the payment; the customer sees the receipt/invoice on his Glass. It’s not exactly as transparent a process as Square Wallet’s, but do remember that it’s a prototype.