Newcomer Payfriendz wants to innovate mobile peer-to-peer payments with a unique messaging feature, but whether social is enough to compete against the likes of PayPal is questionable.
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Web-based travel booking tool Orbitz.com released a customized app for Amazon’s new Fire phone that removes friction from mobile booking experiences by enabling users to jump into destinations quickly from the homescreen.
EBay and Fandango, among the first merchants to build apps for Amazon’s Fire smartphone, are using the phone’s unique features to eliminate the number of taps and swipes between search, browse and purchase for a more streamlined shopping experience.
Regional supermarket chain Giant Eagle is seeking to gain ground on its drugstore rivals with the launch of a new mobile pharmacy application that includes some of the basic functionality available from larger chains such as Walgreens and CVS.
El Cid Vacations Club has released a free mobile application from which travelers can use their smartphones to become fluent in resort activities, dining, and amenities, but the service fails short by informing but not engaging users.
Salon franchise Supercuts has partnered with Comcast across 33 locations in southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey to improve the efficiency and accurateness of its mobile application by uploading real-time data to provide users with approximate wait times, check-in abilities and choice of stylists.
In a significant expansion of its already cutting-edge mobile platform, Marriott is piloting the use of iBeacons to send guests push notifications based on their location at one of its properties.
Today, 40 percent of Walgreens’ digital print orders come from mobile devices, pointing to how the chain has quickly ramped up its photo-editing and ordering capabilities over the past couple of years in response to the significant role smartphones play in how consumers take and store photos.
Results from how consumers are engaging with mobile couponing app RetailMeNot reveal that location-aware deals are resonating.
Convenience retailer 7-Eleven continues to build up its mobile prowess with a new promotion that gets consumers to download its mobile application in exchange for snack rewards.