AliPay Wallet, the mobile payments and service app of Alibaba Group, has finally launched a WP version of the digital wallet app on Windows Phone app store.
AliPay Wallet gradually becomes a household name for Chinese smartphone users with the addition of more and more interesting features, like mutual funds service Yuebao. The mobile app claimed around 100 million users and processes one third-of the daily payments for Alibaba as of the end of 2013.
But the service was not available for WP phone users until the launch of this new version today. AliPay team once made a promise on its official microblog earlier this year that they will release AliPay Wallet for WP before July 1 this year.
Although the company did kept its promise by releasing the new app today, only two basic features of credit card repayment and Yuebao are integrated in this new version, while a lot of other popular functions are missing, such as official accounts, payment of domestic bills, and cab-hailing, etc.
According to stats from Microsoft, there are now more than 17 million WP phone users in China. But the figure still lags far behind 270 million daily active users for Android.
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