Windows Phone 8.1 improves security
After that Microsoft has pushed out the Windows Phone 8.1, which brings enhanced privacy and security. For example, with Windows Phone 8.1, you are now able to send and receive data through VPNs (virtual private networks). Apps can be updated automatically, which allows for instant security fixes.
While something like VPN support is not necessary for an app like iZettle, Windows Phone’s tarnished reputation in regard to security issues may have been one reason why most mPOS payment apps are currently not available for this platform.
Mobile payment app compatibility with Windows Phone
Unfortunately for Windows Phone users, mobile payment processors such as iZettle have completely skipped the platform. None of the players present in Europe has a Windows Phone app, and we haven’t noticed a trend in this direction.
In the US and Canada, a company called Innerfence provides credit card readers for multiple platforms including Windows. You can get a free card reader by creating an account on the Innerfence website. A free app is available for Windows Phone 8 systems, for example Nokia Lumia phones, and can be downloaded from the Windows Store or the Windows Phone Store.
For European users, the only option at the moment seems to be switching to an iPhone or Android smartphone. Looking at the harsh competition for iOS users and comparing it to the growing market share of Windows Phone, though, one would not be surprised if iZettle (or one of its competitors) decided to capture this pristine market by being the first one to develop a Windows Phone app as well.