It would be easy to dismiss the Apple-IBM partnership announced yesterday as an iPhone sales deal. In fact, the deal has significant implications for banking and banking technology. Hear that, SAP? At the heart of the deal is a new opportunity for Apple to sell to corporations through IBM, which owns corporateRead More
Post Tagged with: "app store"
Apple pushed out a new payments feature to Passbook in Japan today, according to 9to5Mac. The new service, called iTunes Pass, essentially helps Apple Stores get rid of gift cards in Japan and works with iTunes Store, iBookstore, and the App Store on iOS. iTunes Pass allows users in Japan toRead More
The NRA Visa app has been jumping up and down the iOS App Store rankings.
Amazon has an interesting plan to attract developers to create apps for its new Fire Phone — offer them massive amounts in virtual currency. Amazon is reportedly offering developers up to $15,000 in Amazon Coins, its own virtual currency that is exclusively used in the Amazon AppStore and Amazon.com, inRead More
It looks like Apple is opening the door to Bitcoin. According to the new iOS App Store guidelines, Apple has lifted its ban on apps that facilitate transactions in bitcoins and other virtual currencies. Google’s Android platform has long been noted as being more bitcoin-friendly. On Twitter today, Andreessen HorowitzRead More
Hey, would you like an expense tracking app for $2.99? Didn’t think so. But how about for free? That’s more like it. Team Staccato figured this out just this week. The app development company set the price to $0 for their app Money2 on May 30 and saw it rocket upRead More
Last October, Credit Agricole Group, the mega (but troubled) French bank, became what is thought to be the first traditional bank to release a public read/write API. So what has happened since the launch of the Credit Agricole Store? Did the bank lose customers? Did the API lessen the stickinessRead More
Bank Innovation tracks new financial apps for the iPhone and Android and when we find one that’s worth taking a closer look at, we write about it here. Today we’re looking at PrepaidCardConnect, a new app from the Florida-based prepaid card provider FSV Payment Systems. The app is just overRead More
Newcomers Zakat and Space Coast Credit Union Mobile entered the Top 20 Most Downloaded Apps this week, while Paypal resumed its familiar spot at the top of the rankings. Zakat — not to be confused with Zagat — is a new app that likely will not stay in the Top 20 for long.Read More
Core software provider Open Solutions announced a new product, DNAbillpay, last week at the BAI Retail Delivery conference in Washington, D. C. DNAbillpay allows participating FIs to offer customers a billpay solution for PCs, tablets and smartphones. The DNA platform upon which this solution is built is a standout inRead More
Bank of America knocked PayPal from its perch as the No. 1 most downloaded financial services app this week. BoA’s app was updated Sept. 21, just two days after iOS6, the iPhone’s newest operating system. Newcomer iCard Keeper, an app for checking gift card balances, landed at the No. 8Read More