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Mobile ticketing system to be launched at Washington D.C. Metro

Mobile ticketing system to be launched at Washington D.C. Metro

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This service will allow riders to use smartphones to pay for their fares to ride public transit. Metro, the public transit in Washington D.C. has announced that it is planning a test for a new mobile ticketing technology system that will begin early next year, which will give riders the ability to use their smartphones and other mobile devices to be able to pay for their trips. This pilot program will be compatible … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Travel, United States

NFC technology based boarding system tests starting at Air France

NFC technology based boarding system tests starting at Air France

The airline is allowing passengers with enabled smartphones to take part in this trial service. Certain passengers on specific flights with Air France and who own smartphones that are NFC technology enabled will be able to take part in a trial boarding system for a span of six months as the airline tests the program. The near field communication boarding will be available only on flights between Toulouse-Blagnac and Paris-Orly. The service will take advantage of the Touch&Pass … Read entire article »

Filed under: International, Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Near Field Communications, Travel, Trends

Mobile security strategy from AT&T uses geolocation to limit fraud

Mobile security strategy from AT&T uses geolocation to limit fraud

The service is now being tested and is meant to help to keep credit cards from being used by the wrong people. AT&T has revealed that it intends to begin a mobile security service test to help to make it safer for customers to be able to use their credit cards while they are overseas, while improving the fraud protection security that they provide. The service will use geolocation technology to help to ensure that the person … Read entire article »

Filed under: International, Mobile Commerce Security, Travel, Trends

Mobile app brings Uber to Canadian “cottage country”

Mobile app brings Uber to Canadian “cottage country”

The smartphone application is meant to help cottagers to be able to avoid drinking and boating. The popular mobile app from Uber that helps participants in the increasingly popular ride sharing program has now expanded to an entirely new area and vehicle as it helps to provide Canadian cottagers who were traveling away from the cities for the May long weekend with a way to be able to enjoy drinking alcohol while avoiding getting into a … Read entire article »

Filed under: Commercial, International, Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Travel, Trends

Mobile apps are commonly used by American travelers

Mobile apps are commonly used by American travelers

Ninety percent will use their smartphones in domestic or international travel. According to the results of a recent survey, Americans love to have their smartphones and mobile apps available to use while they are traveling both domestically and abroad, and 90 percent will use those devices regardless of the fact that they could incur roaming charges. The outcome of this survey closely mirrors the results of previous research that has made similar suggestions. This most recent study of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Gadgets, Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Travel

NFC technology used by Nokia and LOCATEL

NFC technology used by Nokia and LOCATEL

The partnership is bringing the tech to the hotel industry for greater ease of service for customers. Nokia and LOCATEL announced at the Dubai Hotel Show that they will be using NFC technology tags as a new way for guests to be able to both purchase and access hotel services throughout their stays. These tags are meant to appeal to the growing number of hotel guests who travel with enabled smartphones. NFC technology isn’t actually all that new, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Commerce, Mobile Marketing, Near Field Communications, Travel, Trends

Mobile payments to be a main focus of hospitality industry tech

Mobile payments to be a main focus of hospitality industry tech

A recent study is indicating that digital signage and smartphone based transactions are paving the way. The outcome of the second annual Customer Engagement Technology Study has just been released and the results are looking quite positive for mobile payments, digital signage, and even social media marketing. This research was conducted alongside a team from the University of Denver Daniels College of Business. It also included the participation of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ William F. Harrah … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Commerce, Mobile Marketing, Mobile Payments, Social Media Marketing, Travel, Trends

Mobile payments boost taxi tech and convenience

Mobile payments boost taxi tech and convenience

Cabbies in the United States will soon be accepting transactions for fares via smartphones. Taxis in the United States certainly aren’t anything new, but they are about to experience an update in the technology that they use when they start implementing mobile payments from their passengers. For most of a century, cash has been the only – or at least the primary – acceptable way to pay. Modern technology is beginning to demand that taxis begin to move … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Travel, Trends