News about Sydney.
February 3rd, 2017
Festival goers at the St Jerome’s Laneway Festival taking place across five Australian cities are trialling prototype sunglasses that let them make contactless payments by tapping them against a contactless POS terminal. The WaveShades have…
July 13th, 2016
Transport for London (TfL) is to begin licensing its contactless ticketing system to other major cities across the globe as part of a deal worth up to £15m with Cubic Corporation’s business unit Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS).
April 27th, 2016
American Express is gearing up to support the launch of Samsung Pay in Australia “very soon”, American Express Australia’s director of digital commerce Rob Bourne has revealed. “We’re not done with just Apple Pay,” ZDNet reported Bourne as saying at the ADMA Data Day in Sydney. “Our view is very simple — we want to give our customers the choice of how they want to pay.”
November 5th, 2015
Retailers on a street in Sydney are reportedly banning payments with notes and coins in favour of contactless. “As customers headed to Kopi-Tiam Spice Alley, which has turned a row of former back gardens into an Asian style hawker food market, they were confronted with signs declaring only tap and go cards would be accepted,” says news.com.au.
July 2nd, 2014
NFC marketing platform provider Tapit has run two high-profile campaigns with Google in recent weeks. Google Music used Tapit at the internet giant’s developer conference in San Francisco last week to deliver free music to…
May 14th, 2014
St George Bank is testing the use of Bluetooth LE technology to send a welcome message and personalised information directly to a customer’s iPhone when they enter a branch. The pilot in three Sydney branches…
December 3rd, 2013
Australian telco Telstra has teamed up with Tapit to enable revellers to download a New Year’s Eve app by tapping NFC tags located at 1,100 Telstra phone boxes and on lanyards worn by 1,300 retail staff. Consumers will use the app to connect with family and friends at midnight as well as submit a text message that could end up being projected onto the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
November 13th, 2013
Google has partnered with NFC specialist Tapit to promote its Google Play Music service using NFC and QR code enabled posters on public transport along the east coast of Australia.
October 16th, 2013
News Corp newspaper The Daily Telegraph is promoting its content using NFC and QR posters placed on the rear of the seats of more than 80 buses in Western Sydney, Australia, enabling commuters to download…
October 7th, 2013
Visitor information provider The Informed Tourist has installed NFC touchpoints in more than 200 hotels, rental car locations and city information centres in Sydney, enabling visitors to access information and get directions to local attractions…
August 2nd, 2013
Nike is using Tapit’s NFC platform to offer easy app downloads ahead of Sydney’s biggest running race, City 2 Surf, which takes place on 11 August. Runners are able to download the Nike+ running app for…
July 16th, 2013
Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) has run an NFC-enabled outdoor advertising campaign in three cities, providing shoppers with different recipes depending on how warm the weather is. “Depending on the temperature at the location of…
July 8th, 2013
Google is running an NFC and QR code based digital advertising campaign in airports around Australia, allowing travellers to use a smartphone or tablet to take control of Google Play video ads on giant screens….
January 7th, 2013
The Sydney-based NFC specialist is to use the funds to expand internationally, adding a local presence in South Africa, Israel, India, Mexico, the US, UK, Sweden, Japan, Vietnam, UAE, Singapore and, potentially, China.
November 27th, 2012
Event ticketing and payments specialist Intellitix has opened an office in Sydney, Australia. The company’s RFID and NFC based systems will offer Australian music fans easy access, cashless payment and social media features at large events, while providing organisers with analytics and tools to fight ticket fraud and touting. The company already has offices in the US, Canada and the UK and has issued more than 2.5m tags at festivals including Coachella, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza over the last 18 months.
November 19th, 2012
For the Australian launch of the latest edition of the best selling video game franchise, Microsoft has run an NFC-based scavenger hunt that saw limited edition prints being awarded to the first person to tap or scan in at each of 400 out-of-home advertising billboards located around Sydney and Melbourne.
October 3rd, 2012
The Australian mobile network operator has equipped sales staff in flagship stores with NFC lanyards, helping them to show customers what NFC can do, as well as adding NFC tags to advertising posters and to promotional materials available in shopping mall food courts.
July 26th, 2012
The fast growing Sydney-based start-up already counts Coca Cola, RIM, Johnson & Johnson and Unilever amongst its clients and has just implemented a major new project for Australian carrier Telstra.
July 2nd, 2012
The New South Wales Government has provided backing for an interactive walking tour of 37 historic sites in The Rocks, the oldest district of Sydney.
May 11th, 2012
Australian mobile phone retailer Allphones has installed NFC-enabled promotional pillars at Sydney’s Allphones Arena, one of the largest stadiums in the country. “People can simply tap their phone to access exclusive offers from Allphones,” Andrew…