Canada-based coffee chain Tim Hortons has expanded its mobile payments service, first launched using host card emulation (HCE) technology in December 2013, with the introduction of barcode-based mobile payments across its outlets in the USA and Canada.
The mobile barcode service is available for both iOS and Android users while HCE-based NFC payments are available to users of BlackBerry 10 devices. The iOS version of the TimmyMe app also includes support for Apple’s Passbook mobile wallet.
“The barcode technology provides a secure, quick and easy scan-to-pay option at participating Tim Hortons once a prepaid Tim Card is registered on the company’s popular TimmyMe app,” the company says.
“Enhancing our technology so that guests can store their digital Tim Card in their phone for quick and easy payments is an added convenience we know customers will enjoy,” says David Clanachan, Tim Hortons’ chief operating officer.
As well as making mobile payments in stores, the TimmyMe App also lets customers find their closest Tim Hortons location, see nutritional information on menu items and reload their Tim Card from their mobile device.