2014: iMobile3’s Year in Review
As we wrap up projects for the holidays and prepare ourselves for 2015, we can’t help but be proud of what an amazing year we have had as a company this past year. A big thank you to all our clients and partners! It has been an incredible journey for us, so we decided to put together a quick list of all the awesome events of 2014.
PassMarket Powers the Mercury StoreCard
Mercury Payments Systems released a mobile app that acts as a reloadable gift card as well as a store-value card that lets consumers earn cash back loyalty rewards on every StoreCard purchase. The app was nominated for a PYMNTS.com Innovation Award in the category of Best Prepaid Innovation. The StoreCard was also the foundation of Payperless’s win at the Money20/20 Hackathon in November. The team used Mercury’s StoreCard infrastructure API to create a new way for consumers to pay merchants from their phones using bitcoins, winning first place and a $20,000 check.
iMobile3 Partners with Ingenico to Provide Frictionless Mobile Payments Using Bluetooth and Beacons
At this past year’s NRF event in New York City, we unveiled the second generation of our PassMarket platform that supports Bluetooth. Aiming to change the way merchants engage with consumers, we partnered with Ingenico, a world leader in payment services, to deliver a comprehensive platform for frictionless mobile payments at the point of sale using Bluetooth LE (BLE) devices, or “beacons.”
PassMarket Pro Equips Marketing Agencies with the Leading Mobile Wallet Enablement Platform
This release of the PassMarket mobile wallet enablement platform aimed to help a wide range of marketing agencies provide valuable mobile wallet solutions to their customers. PassMarket Pro is used by full-service agencies, coupon-book publishers, and highly specialized target marketers (such as automotive campaign providers) to enhance their omni-channel marketing programs. Download The Money Pages App to see for yourself!
iMobile3 Acquires 2nd Floor Marketing
In September, we acquired 2nd Floor Marketing and expanded our marketing service offerings we can provide for our clients. With extensive experience in business development and managing digital campaigns, our customers now have an internal team at iMobile3 looking at their technology projects from a different perspective. iMobile3 now offers marketing services including web design and development, online marketing, social media management, branding, and business development.
iMobile3 Partners with TSYS to Integrate Apple Pay
We worked closely with TSYS, and we are now able to provide thousands of merchants with the ability to accept Apple Pay using our PassMarket platform. Now, businesses with PassMarket powered apps will be able to accept mobile payments for both Order Ahead and Pay At Table, as well as utilize all of the other exciting features we already offer, like loyalty programs, e-gift cards, social media, and in-app messaging.
iMobile3 Recognized in Apple Pay Press Release
After working with TSYS for months to integrate Apple Pay into our PassMarket platform, we couldn’t be more pleased that Apple recognized our hard work in their latest press release announcing the October 20th rollout of Apple Pay. Read Apple’s official press release.
iMobile3 Delivers In-Store Consumer Experience on Ingenico’s New Telium Tetra Ecosystem
We were very excited to expand our partnership with Ingenico Group beyond iBeacon initiatives. With our PassMarket mobile storefront now available in the Ingenico Marketplace, we accelerated the deployment of our solution beyond 100,000 merchants’ current locations. Making our apps directly available on terminals fulfills our partners’ wish to enable merchants to create a new and enhanced consumer engagement experience attracting new customers while increasing retention and frequency of visits. Ingenico also showcased our PassMarket platform on their new Telium Tetra payment terminals in their booth at the Cartes event in Paris last month.
iMobile3 Partners with Harbortouch to Power New App, Perkwave
This past October, in tandem with the release of Apple Pay, our partner Harbortouch, a POS systems provider, launched their new mobile application, Perkwave. This exciting new app creates a solution for restaurants that wish to accept Apple Pay. Perkwave, which is built using the PassMarket platform, allows customers at over 10,000 restaurants across the country to pay their check at the table by simply scanning a QR code printed on their receipt and then paying with Apple Pay.
We are looking forward to another successful year in 2015. Keep an eye out for more exciting news from iMobile3!