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Amazon Wallet - Beta

by Amazon.com
Platform: Android Rated: Guidance Suggested
2.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Price: FREE
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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Latest Updates

What's new in version v2014.07.18-01:12
  • Updated Merchant list.

Product Details

  • ASIN: B00LIBDH8M
  • Release Date: July 17, 2014
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 2.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,337 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Scan cards to your phone
  • Check gift card balances anywhere
  • Use cards at your favorite stores

Product Description

Use the Amazon Wallet mobile app to store your gift cards, your loyalty and rewards cards, and your membership cards – then redeem them to pay in store or pay online. Wherever you are, the information you need is easily available as a barcode, QR code, text, or image.

• The Amazon Wallet app is free to use and ad-free on phones running Android 4.0 and higher

• When you’re ready to use your stored cards, access them on any of your Android 4.0 and higher phones

• Check your gift card balances for supported merchants

• Scan your plastic gift cards, loyalty cards, and membership cards using the built-in scanner or type in the numbers to store them digitally in your Amazon Wallet

• Take pictures of each of your cards using your phone’s built-in camera

• Organize your cards into categories (Gift Cards, Rewards and Loyalty, and Other Cards) for easy reference

• Tap on saved cards to show participating merchants the card number or a scannable barcode or QR code to spend your gift cards at checkout, or to use your membership, reward, and loyalty cards

• The Amazon Cloud securely stores information you save in your Amazon Wallet. As added security, you can require an additional PIN password to access it.

You can view and edit your Amazon Wallet cards at Amazon.com/wallet, where you will also find the credit cards, bank accounts, and other payment methods saved in your Amazon account. As with any Amazon product, you can contact us for help 24 hours a day on our Amazon Wallet support page at amazon.com/wallethelp.

Technical Details

  • Size: 3MB
  • Version: v2014.07.18-01:12
  • Developed By: Amazon.com (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • com.amazon.identity.permission.GENERIC_IPC
    • com.amazon.dcp.sso.permission.account.changed
    • Request authtokens from the AccountManager
    • com.amazon.dcp.metrics.permission.METRICS_PERMISSION
    • com.amazon.dcp.sso.permission.USE_DEVICE_CREDENTIALS
    • Access the list of accounts in the Accounts Service
    • com.amazon.dcp.sso.permission.AmazonAccountPropertyService.property.changed
    • com.amazon.identity.auth.device.perm.AUTH_SDK
    • Allows an application to receive messages via Google Cloud Messaging
    • Act as an AccountAuthenticator for the AccountManager
    • com.amazon.wallet.permission.C2D_MESSAGE
    • Required to be able to access the camera device
    • Open network sockets
    • com.amazon.dcp.config.permission.DYN_CONFIG_VALUES_UPDATED
    • com.amazon.identity.permission.CAN_CALL_MAP_INFORMATION_PROVIDER
    • Manage the list of accounts in the AccountManager
    • com.amazon.dcp.settings.permission.READ_SETTINGS
    • com.amazon.dcp.sso.permission.CUSTOMER_ATTRIBUTE_SERVICE
    • com.amazon.dcp.sso.permission.MANAGE_COR_PFM
    • Access the vibration feature
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
    • Access the flashlight
    • Access information about networks
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 4.0
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 30 seconds

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good App With a Few Flaws July 27, 2014
By Kellen
Verified Purchase
Amazon Wallet is designed help organize and simplify you billfold. If you have trouble keeping track of all of your gift cards and loyalty cards, you may consider giving this a try.

It functions exactly how you'd think. By scanning a bar code or manually entertaining a card number, you can store your cards on your smartphone or tablet. When you need to access a card, simply tap on it and the app will generate a scanable bar code.

Although this app works on both smartphones and tablets, I experienced a few frustrations on my Galaxy Note. First of all, the app functions in portrait orientation only. I have a feeling that Amazon may add landscape orientation in future updates, but until then, be aware of this issue. I also noticed a few glitches in the user interface on my tablet. These glitches were not visible on my Moto X. It is obvious that this app is primary built for smartphones.

The screenshots, provided by Amazon, suggest that you can view your gift card balances. However, this feature did not work with my Belk gift card. The app will not let you manually enter a balance either.

You must be logged into your Amazon account in order to use this app, but this should only be an issue for people who don't stay signed in.

Despite it's flaws, I like where this app is headed. Keep in mind that this is a beta. I'm sure Amazon will make many improvements before its official release.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By john
Verified Purchase
I tried this but discovered that you have to be logged into Amazon before you can use it. This makes it too much trouble to use for reward/loyalty cards. There are plenty of good apps to use locally on your phone. I haven't tried a credit card yet but if being signed in to amazon is a requirement then this card is a no go for me
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Does not scan anywhere I try July 27, 2014
By RJ
Verified Purchase
No merchant I have tried has been able to scan my phone to get the barcode. If it doesn't work anywhere I go, why would I keep it? Plenty of other choices available.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Getting there July 31, 2014
Verified Purchase
Amazon Wallet beta is a work in progress at this point in time & developers wanting to perfect an app put it out in 'beta' format so bugs can be found on different platforms & hopefully rectified.
My cellphone is a HTC One M8
The main problem I have had is with the Card scan feature.
It is extremely difficult to get the Barcode into the correct position to get a read. When it does, the Barcode images on 3 out of 4 of my loyalty cards is incorrect.
This maybe as a result of the dual 3D cameras on the HTC One M8. The images displayed of the front & back of the cards is fine.
The developers should have a way to contact them within the app rather than taking flak in the reviews.
Love the idea & is an app I would definitely want in the real world.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Save space in your purse or wallet!! September 12, 2014
By minibus
Verified Purchase
I like this - it makes my purse smaller, because I have so many fewer cards to carry. However, I don't like that some places this doesn't work - like the gas pumps at Fred Meyer because you can't angle your phone at the right angle so the scanner can read it. That's my only complaint so far.
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3.0 out of 5 stars App to SDcard September 9, 2014
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Please add the ability to be able to move the App to the SDcard. Samsung Galaxy Note 3
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