Smartphones are now the dominant personal computing platform, allowing consumers instant and easy access to information and personal banking. Customers increasingly expect the same functionality from public transport ticketing.
Snapper can create the connection between your contactless smartcard and a NFC smartphone (either iPhone 7 or later, or an Android smartphone supporting NFC), so that the customer can:
Snapper provides the libraries for app developers to integrate the reload functions into an existing mobile application, or to create a new application which is consistent with your own ticketing system branding.
Not everyone has access to a suitable smartphone, so a Windows PC and a Mac option is recommended. As with the mobile solution, Snapper will provide the libraries for an online reload application, which allows the user to:
A USB smartcard reader is used to transfer information from the PC to the card instantly, rather than waiting to pick up the transaction the next time public transport is used.
A self-service kiosk allows any passenger with EFTPOS or a credit card to top up their smartcard, check their balance and collect a token or any pending item. Kiosks can be branded according to your own brand guidelines.
Snapper’s solutions are designed to integrate with your existing system so that you can maintain the integrity of your back-office, business rules and smartcard investments. Snapper uses modern technologies and interfaces to ensure that the resulting services are flexible and open.
How open is your ticketing system?
To integrate with your existing smart ticketing system there needs to be a published and validated interoperability specification from your vendor, or a national standard such as ITSO that your ticketing system is founded on. Your card standard specification should demonstrate the following:
We want to make it easy for you to get started. The best way to prove that mobile can work with your system is a first step that is cost effective and no risk. Snapper offers a fixed price proof of solution that integrates with your ticketing system specification, success guaranteed or no fee*.
The solution will include a reload application fully integrated with your test environment that supports card enquiry and e-purse reload.
*Proofs of solution are subject to availability and scheduling.