Flagging down the bartender will soon be a thing of the past

Could technology put an end to the annoying wait time for a hot dog in a stadium line, or eliminate the need to hand over a credit card to the bartender to keep an open tab? At least one payment company is hoping it can.

MasterCard MA, announced at this week’s Mobile World Congress conference in Barcelona it’s expanding its offerings on its payment app Qkr! for Masterpass, which is available on iOS and Android devices. MasterCard added a new feature: the ability to create an “open tab” at participating bars that would replace the need to leave a physical payment card or ID with the bartender. Instead, consumers can open a tab within Qkr (if bars accept it) and also split their bill with others within the app, rather than having one person pay the full bill. In order to use the app, consumers must set up an account on MasterCard’s mobile wallet, Masterpass.

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