This week I’m in beautiful Barcelona for GSMA’s Mobile World Congress 2015. The conference gathers the mobile industry’s brightest visionaries and innovators to explore the upcoming trends that will shape the industry in the future.
So here’s a short round up of what I saw at the conference during day 1:
App to harness customer loyalty and maximise sales during busy lunchtime rush by reducing queueing time.
Judo’s technology enables Hummus Bros’ loyal customers to beat the lunchtime rush through a seamless and intuitive mobile experience. Customers who know what they want before stepping in-store can now maximise their lunch hour by using the Hummus Bros app to order and pay wherever they are, then collect their meal when it’s ready.
Early adopters of Judo’s mobile-first payments platform include fast food restaurant chain KFC and coffee shop Harris + Hoole
Judo Payments (“Judo”, www.judopay.com), Europe’s only mobile-first payments platform, today announces it has successfully closed an additional £6M in funding to drive growth in the rapidly expanding mobile commerce sector. The first institutional funding round was led by financial technology venture capital firm Route 66 Ventures.
Two weeks ago at Apps World, I sat on a panel with representatives from Verifone and Braintree to chat about building mobile payment strategies for retailers to have a better customer experience. One of the questions asked was, ‘What technologies on mobile should retailers be investing in?’. I wanted to share my thought process with you but to answer this question, I think we need to take a step back and first look at how mobile is different from other channels.
“Apple disrupts payments with Apple Pay.” “Turns out Apple Pay isn’t really disrupting anything” “Apple Pay: The Next form of Currency.” “Has Apple Pay Arrived too late?”
The past week has been on fire with bold headlines (including the above) surrounding the announcement of Apple Pay in the US market alongside the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch. Response to the announcement has ranged from world-changing to insignificant. So what is really going on here? And what does it mean for the technology partners and businesses that judo works with?
Today marks the release of our revamped website and an overhaul to attend to the needs to our ever growing customer base. We’ve been busy making sure we are able to communicate what we do in a clear, succinct way. We are different to any other payments provider, here’s how:
People want to buy things from their mobile phones, but most companies make it far too hard. judo helps solve this problem with judoPay Web – simple, secure payment solution for web apps, mobile web and mobile optimised websites. Jump right in to experience web payments here.
judo Payments, the UK’s leading card payment provider for mobile commerce, today announced it has chosen the final five winners of its £1 million competition for British based start-up companies building apps for Android and Apple smartphones. Each company will receive £100,000 in free credit and debit card processing through judo’s backend mobile payments system, which will make it easy for consumers to pay for products and services on their apps.
Mike Butcher from TechCrunch has written this fantastic article on mobile payments in the UK. Read it below, or view the original here.
If there’s one thing we know, it’s that the mobile payment space is exploding. European players in this space include Monitise, Paddle, ValidSoft and left-of-field startups like Droplet. However despite operating in the UK since July last year it wasn’t known how one of the newer arrivals, Judo Payments, was backed.