HonkMobile app to expand across the United States

HonkMobile - Parking Meter

A recent partnership made the expansion of this Canadian mobile app for parking in the US possible. HonkMobile, the Toronto, Canada-based app that provides on-demand mobile payment for parking, is expanding across the US. This was made possible due to a partnership with international parking operator Secure Parking USA. The provider of on-demand mobile payments for parking is now live in over nine US cities. HonkMobile app is now up and running in more than nine cities in the United States. Among these include Houston, Milwaukee, Cincinnati, and Memphis. According…

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New Shutterstock AR feature lets users see how an image would look IRL

Shutterstock AR feature - Wall Art

The popular stock photography company has launched its “View in Room” app feature. Called “View in Room,” the Shutterstock AR feature allows users to digitally view any of the company’s millions of images to see how they would look on a wall of their choosing in real life (IRL). The feature was built using Apple’s ARKit. Currently the Shutterstock AR feature is available only for its iOS app. The company used Apple’s iOS ARKit to create the experience. As a result, customers with iPhones have the ability to position any…

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QR code standards to be implemented by Indonesia later this year

QR Code Standards - quick response codes

Bank Indonesia wants higher interoperability between various providers of payment solutions. Bank Indonesia (BI), Indonesia’s central bank, is presently conducting a trial to establish QR code standards for the country’s various payment system providers. QR codes are starting to be used by the country’s citizens for mobile payments. Called QRIS (Indonesian Standard QR Code), Bank Indonesia’s QR code standards trial is about developing one code to be used by multiple payment system providers at every merchant. The bank believes that the standardization of the quick response code will result in…

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New facial recognition app Preshow earns users free movie tickets via ads

Facial recognition app - Free Movie Ticket

The founder of MoviePass has launched a campaign on Kickstarter in support of his new company PreShow. Stacy Spikes, the founder of PreShow, is developing a facial recognition app that lets users earn free movie tickets – to any film in any theater – by watching advertisements. There’s a catch, however. Users have to watch all the advertising to get the “free” ticket. Prepare to watch 15 to 20 minutes of high-end advertising. PreShow might sound like a pretty good deal if you like the idea of a free movie…

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NFC Forum introduces NFC payments solution alternative to QR codes.

NFC payments - woman with Android phone

NFC Money Transfer Candidate Specification allows for simple and secure NFC-based payment solutions. The NFC Forum, a Massachusetts-based non-profit industry association and advocate of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology has launched an NFC payments solution. The solution, known as the NFC Money Transfer Candidate Specification (NMT) has been designed as an alternative to QR code-based payments that gives payment service providers and consumers the chance to take advantage of simple and secure NFC-based payment systems that already exist worldwide. The NMT solution eliminates the need for a camera or a…

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