PassWallet & codeREADr Now Beam and Redeem Passes via NFC
MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM and BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/07/13
-- Attido Mobile (http://www.attidomobile.com), developers of the
PassWallet app, which supports passes on the Android & BlackBerry
platforms, and Skycore LLC, developers of the codeREADr app
(https://codereadr.com), which supports the redemption of passes on
both Apple's Passbook and Attido's PassWallet, have today announced
the capability for PassWallet passes to be presented and redeemed
using NFC-enabled Android devices.
Apple's launch of iOS 6 included the Passbook app to store tickets,
vouchers and coupons as well as loyalty, member and student ID cards.
Passbook creates a centralized mobile wallet for consumers to easily
access these passes when needed. Each pass contains a unique barcode
which is scanned at the point of service to validate or redeem the
Since Passbook passes are not natively supported on Android or
BlackBerry devices, Attido created the PassWallet app to enable
consumers to view, store and use passes on those devices.
codeREADr is a provider-agnostic app for iOS and Android devices
which scans barcodes so merchants, venues, schools and enterprises
can securely validate and redeem passes presented on any mobile
device or on any print media.
Passes stored within PassWallet normally present pass IDs as barcodes
for scanning but can now also beam pass IDs via NFC and have those
IDs validated and redeemed with the codeREADr app on NFC-enabled
"Apple created the Passbook standard for card, coupon and ticket
delivery to iOS devices. My team built PassWallet to fill the gap for
the Android platform. We then expanded the technology to support NFC
redemption on Android through our partnership with the codeREADr
team," said Andy Nugent, Director, Attido Mobile.
"Beaming NFC passes has the potential to eventually offer a fast,
secure and seamless tap-to-validate process for passes. As the
technology matures and becomes broadly available, we expect consumers
will find convenience in a simple tap," said Rich Eicher, Skycore's
1-Minute Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itAdpy8B0n8
(Apple, Passbook, and iOS are trademarks of Apple Inc.)
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Richard Eicher Sr.
Director, Business Development
Phone: (617) 279-0040 x1
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