Categories
Devices News

Loving my Barclaycard bPay pay band (and paying with my contactless cufflink)

I’ve always liked the idea of contactless. Two years ago I took up the ‘contactless challenge’ from the team at Gemalto and tried out a series of tasks with the Gemalto supplied contactless SIM (in the Galaxy S4). It was a superb experience which really reinforced just how much I loved the concept of contactless. […]

Categories
News

News about my Barclaycard PayTag…

Unfortunately my main Barclaycard doesn’t seem to be usable with their new PayTag service yet. I’ll need to see if I can get it on the Barclaycard Goldfish card I’ve got. You see I really like the idea of being able to use the tag (or sticker) on my phone’s protective case… it will be […]

Categories
News

From Barter to Barclaycard: The History of Payments

Here’s a wee sponsored video from Barclaycard taking a look at the history of how people pay for things. Barclaycard used award-winning director, Dominic Bridgstock, to bring the film to life in the style of Horrible Histories – a Brit comedy classic that Dominic has previously directed. Here’s the vid:

Categories
Devices Operators Services

First look at Orange’s Samsung Tocco Quick Tap

Thanks to Orange I managed to get hold of the all new Samsung Tocco handset with Quick Tap contactless payments support. I filmed a quick video overview with Socialcam to show you what it’s all about. I did a semi-unboxing (I’d already switched on the phone) and then I set about messing around with the […]

Categories
Devices News Operators

Quick Tap contactless payments from Orange & Barclaycard: Live today!

Well then — it’s good news this morning for Orange and Barclaycard. They’ve left other mobile operators waving in the dust with the launch of their all new ‘Quick Tap‘ contactless payments service. You know the drill, right? We’ve been hearing about this sort of use case for quite a while. If you’d like to […]

Categories
Applications

Barclaycard’s Rollercoaster Extreme iPhone game coming soon

Barclaycard have done it again! Do you remember the Barclaycard Waterslide Extreme game (iTunes link)? It easily became one of the most successful branded free apps hitting over 12 million downloads (to date) and earning the coveted #1 spot in 57 countries. Next up from Barclaycard is Rollercoaster Extreme. The concept being to ‘ride’ the […]

Categories
News

Orange and Barclaycard introducing mobile payments (Updated)

It’s just a small entry on page 5 of today’s London Telegraph Business section. Indeed it’s only 6 paragraphs of text – maybe 150 words. But it’s explosive news for the UK mobile payments sector. For years as both consumers and mobile industry cheerleaders, we’ve been sat waiting for something like this to happen — […]