News about Geolocation.
MSC Cruises passengers to get onboard mobile payments and tailored holidays with NFC, beacons and biometrics
March 13th, 2017
Holidaymakers aboard ships belonging to MSC Cruises will soon be able to make onboard payments, tailor their individual holiday preferences and access features such as a digital personal advisor through facial recognition technology, NFC and…
February 15th, 2017
Luxury car maker Jaguar has begun integrating a mobile payments system into its vehicles, allowing drivers to use PayPal or Apple Pay to pay for fuel at Shell service stations using an app and the…
February 7th, 2017
Fingerprint and iris scanning technology “could eventually” be incorporated into a Bluetooth and geolocation-based ticketing service to be piloted by UK rail firm Chiltern Railways in July 2017. The proposal from Rail Delivery Group aims to help in “reducing delays and increasing the number of passengers through the gates at busy times”.
January 23rd, 2017
Passengers on UK rail company Chiltern Railways will soon be able to travel without tickets using a service integrating a mobile app with Bluetooth and geolocation services, which will track commuters throughout their journey, give…
July 14th, 2016
More than two thirds (68%) of European consumers want to use biometrics as a method of payment authentication, research from Visa reveals, and 73% see two-factor authentication as a secure way to confirm an account holder’s identity.
June 23rd, 2016
Android Pay is set to launch streamlined loyalty programme signups, Transport for London (TfL) ticket purchase integration and a function that allows users to discover which nearby stores accept the mobile payment service, a code analysis of the latest version of the mobile app by Android Police has revealed. “Loyalty cards are already supported in Android Pay but only for existing accounts,” the publication says. “This addition will make it possible to create new accounts immediately from within the app.”
June 23rd, 2016
Italian consumers are now piloting in-store mobile payments using Jiffy, the person-to-person (P2P) payment service launched by payment processor SIA in October 2014. The service makes use of QR codes at the point of sale.
April 5th, 2016
Google is actively working towards launching Android Pay in Europe, director of emerging platforms Spencer Spinnell has revealed at Money20/20 Europe. “Europe is particularly exciting,” he explained, and an expansion of the service to the…
March 23rd, 2016
Indian consumers can now make payments to merchants and to friends and family using Chat and Pay, a messaging service built into the main FreeCharge mobile wallet app. “Merchants can now accept payments by registering their bank account number, geolocation and choose a custom identifier — a #paytag to allow customers to identify their service area through their FreeCharge app,” the company says.
November 13th, 2015
More than one million consumers have downloaded BBVA’s host card emulation (HCE) mobile wallet since it launched in June 2014. The Spanish banking group is now expanding the service to Turkey and expects more than…
September 4th, 2015
Two in five US consumers (39%) and nearly half of mobile device owners (45%) use a mobile device to manage their bank account at least once a month, research from the American Bankers Association reveals. “We anticipate that more customers are likely to gravitate toward mobile banking as institutions bolster their offerings in areas like mobile payments and geolocation services,” says the association’s Nessa Feddis.
April 22nd, 2015
British brewer Adnams is to roll out a mobile payments and rewards service in its 12 stores and 50 pubs across East Anglia and London this summer using a fee-free platform provided by UK startup Droplet.
March 12th, 2015
Customers at a Carrefour hypermarket in Paris are now able to use their smartwatch to access their digital shopping list, tick off items as they go and receive loyalty points when they check out. The…
February 13th, 2015
Visa has launched Visa Mobile Location Confirmation, a service that works through a participating bank’s mobile banking app to determine whether a payment request is legitimate or not by matching a phone’s location to the location of a payment transaction. The technology used in the service has been developed by Finsphere and takes less than a millisecond to perform the matching process.
December 4th, 2014
Starbucks’ Mobile Order & Pay service is now live in Portland, Oregon ahead of a planned nationwide roll out across the US that will begin in 2015. The coffee chain first spoke about its plans…
October 22nd, 2014
Jason Hogg, founder and former CEO of Revolution Money and a co-inventor of the technology behind American Express’ Serve and Bluebird services, has raised US$6.2m for Hangit, a location-based messaging platform that, he told NFC…
October 6th, 2014
The US Tennis Association (USTA) has used a network of Bluetooth beacons placed around the US Open’s Flushing Meadows venue to tailor its mobile app to event attendees, learn how ticket holders moved around the…
July 14th, 2014
Hotel chain Marriott is adding support for Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons and special offers to its rewards program, enabling guests to access deals provided by Marriott hotels and other businesses during their stay. The…
June 12th, 2014
Insurance technology startup True Mileage is to begin pilot testing an NFC-enabled vehicle tracking device that “can save providers up to 50% over the cost of other usage-based devices in the industry”. Drivers install the…
June 10th, 2014
Twenty upmarket restaurants in Toronto have signed up for mobile payments service Tab. “Users download a free app, set up a profile, and plug in their payment information,” The Globe and Mail reports. “If they’re eating at a participating restaurant, they start the meal by checking into the establishment — the app pops up a list, geolocated to the closest participating institution. And that’s it — at the end of the meal, the app picks up the tab.”