News about the NFC market in Ireland/Eire — trials, pilots, tests and live services.
March 26th, 2013
The takeaway pizza chain's new Windows Phone 8 app allows customers to receive rewards by tapping their phone to NFC tags embedded in promotional material placed at the counter.
November 29th, 2011
Irish NFC specialist Zapa Technology, which ran into financial difficulties last month, is back in business with new investment led by technology entrepreneur Brendan McDonagh (pictured), who has become the company's new CEO. Delta Partners...
March 2nd, 2011
Telefónica O2 Ireland has launched a new prepaid money card, 'O2 Money', marking an expansion by the mobile network operator into the Irish financial services market. O2 Money, already in operation in the UK, has...
August 27th, 2010
AIB Merchant Services' new Loyaltyplus service integrates Zapa's mobile contactless technology into merchants' POS terminals, enabling even the smallest retailer to offer an NFC-compatible customer loyalty programme — from only €30 a month.
November 30th, 2009
The small town of Tuam in County Galway, Eire, has introduced a loyalty scheme based on Zapa Technology's mobile contactless stickers with the aim of encouraging local people to do more of their shopping in the town.
October 1st, 2009
Irish coffee chain Insomnia has signed up as the first customer for Zapa Technology's NFC-sticker based payments and marketing system. Insomnia is using Zapa to enable a loyalty programme that delivers points to customers equipped...
July 28th, 2009
More details of the services to be offered by the Irish start-up, which secured €2.5m in funding earlier this month, have now been revealed.
July 7th, 2009
Startup Zapa Technology has raised €2.5m in funding to deploy contactless readers and 'Zapa Tags' that will showcase Ireland as "a model for the deployment and execution of NFC services".