Earlier this month marked the official launch of Samsung Wallet — the eponymous manufacturer’s first foray onto the same turf as Apple’s Passbook and Google Wallet. We see the platform as being an exciting new contender, especially on Samsung devices, which offer the promise of being able to take advantage os some proprietary hardware features (barcode beaming, anyone?). Here’s a short blurb from The Next Web about the launch:
Initially available for Samsung devices and seemingly live in the US only, Samsung Wallet can be used to store and redeem tickets, coupons, boarding passes and membership cards. Location- and time-based reminders can be set, while there is an option to receive offers and other marketing to connect users and retailers. [via The Next Web]
Right now SnipSnap and ValPak are the two main options when it comes to coupons. If you want to import a coupon into Samsung Wallet, just snip it and select the “Add to” button in SnipSnap to enable exporting.
Who knew? When Apple released Passbook with iOS 6 last September, life was going to be insta-simple. Passbook allows iPhone owners to store once easy-to-lose items like boarding passes and movie tickets securely, in one place, on their phones. You can even keep mobile store loyalty cards in Passbook and, when you walk into your favorite Starbucks to get a fast frappuccino, Passbook pops intuitively. Great, right?
Mobile coupons were a little more difficult to integrate with Passbook and many of the first Passbook coupons simply didn’t work. It took a lot to remodel how SnipSnap mobile coupons transformed into easy-to-scan Passbook passes, but we’ve finally done it! Now, SnipSnap is the first coupon app to allow users to upload coupons with one-dimensional bar codes (the typical line bar codes you associate with most coupons) to Passbook. And the results have been great! Here’s how it works:
Snip a coupon just like you ordinarily would.
Tap “Add to” on the bottom left corner of the coupon home screen.
Tape “Add to Passbook.”
You’ll see a cool preview of your pass immediately. Now, just tap “Add” in the top right hand corner.
Exit out of SnipSnap and open Passbook. There’s your new pass!
We wanted to make sure we perfected the way bar codes upload to Passbook before we made this feature available. We think it was worth the wait – we’ve had great success redeeming SnipSnap Passbook coupons. They scan just as well as they do in the app!
I know, I know. It’s the holiday season and you just want to sit around and eat. Sometimes, I do too, but the more crisp, winter runs I get under my belt, the more energized I feel and the less of a Christmas cookie monster I become. If you’re one of those people who likes to begin each new year with a fresh fitness resolution, why not start now? That way, it won’t be quite as depressing to start from scratch on January 1st (and you you won’t have to fight off nearly as many post-holiday pounds). Want to save $40 on running shoes at Dick’s Sporting Goods with your smart phone? Read on!