Harry Wendt is the digital general manager of Westpac. He was recently interviewed by Fairfax Media. He stated that Westpac is trying St. George MoneyMeter app on two great gadgets: Google Glass and smart watches. They also want the devices to have a locator for the branches and for the ATMs. They are not testing this brand new technology and they want to use it with their other brands. Google Glass is also tested with Cash Tank app.
Simon Pomeroy, chief digital officer at Westpac said that by December this year wearing Google Glasses while entering a store may turn into an interesting experience. If we want to buy anything but we do not know how much money we have left in our bank account, that’s not going to be a problem anymore. With the corner of our eye we should see instantly our savings in our bank account. Also if we want to transfer some money between two bank accounts, it is going to be possible with Google Glasses. Want to be notified about every action on your bank account? Google Glasses covers this too. If you cannot find the closest ATM or Westpac branch, Google Glasses will help you.
Unfortunately this gadget is not for sale yet. But as soon as we could buy it, apps are going to be ready to use. We expect Google Glasses to be released this very year.
Apple iBeacon is a new wireless, bluetooth-based technology. Receiving data packages by radio waves customers will be able to get offers and massages when they are next to a shop or a branch. And that’s not all. In future we may get such information about restaurants, parks, stadiums and concert venues, or car companies.
Harry Wendt said they are working hard to get this technology in the life of their customers.