Next generation app allows users to add multiple loyalty cards, available on more smartphones
TORONTO, Feb. 23, 2015 /CNW/ - UGO Mobile Solutions L.P. today announced a significant update to its mobile app, UGO Wallet. Building on its payment and loyalty platform - launched just three months ago - this new version allows users to quickly and easily store multiple loyalty cards by simply using their smartphone's camera to scan the barcode of their loyalty cards. This is another step in providing Canadians the ability to digitize and slim down their wallets.
Customers can now collect, and where applicable, redeem reward points in the same way they use their plastic loyalty cards, simply by presenting the digitized barcode of their loyalty card on their smartphone at check-out for scanning. Barcode scanning technology is compatible with an extensive list of smartphones, including Apple iPhone.
"This feature is a benefit to both loyalty programs and consumers – providing the opportunity for improved program participation and member engagement," said Alec Morley, CEO of UGO Mobile Solutions. "It's also a great example of our ongoing effort to develop and evolve UGO Wallet, by providing an enhanced digital wallet experience."
The new loyalty card feature is compatible with an expanded range of smartphones, making this version of UGO Wallet available for download on the App Store, as well as Google PlayTM and BlackBerry World. Owners of eligible NFC-enabled BlackBerry 10 or AndroidTM smartphones also have access to the payment functionality of UGO Wallet, available with participating credit cards.
To learn more about UGO Wallet visit www.ugo.ca and stay up to date on the latest news by following UGO on Twitter @UGO and "Like" UGO on facebook.com/ugo.
About UGO Wallet
UGO Wallet is a digital wallet application that brings the power of simplicity to everyday life by combining payment and loyalty cards in one simple and secure application. UGO Wallet offers Canadians an effortless way to shop and participate in loyalty programs, all on their smartphone.
You can use UGO Wallet to make a payment at any merchant who supports contactless payments. You can also use UGO Wallet to get or redeem reward points wherever the merchant has the appropriate technology at point-of-sale.
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