NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--After a successful stateside launch in NYC, MyCheck, the innovative checkout app that allows you to view your bill live and pay for your check straight from your smartphone, is happy to announce Version 3.0.
MyCheck tapped HUGE Inc. for the mobile design and development, bringing a fresh new layout and interface to the application, making checking out like a rockstar easier than ever before. Users can now:
- Log-in to Facebook Connect to quickly sign up
- Take a snapshot of a credit card and automatically populate their account information
- Log-in to PayPal via MyCheck for an additional payment option
- split the check evenly by percentage, by item, or evenly
- Connect on social media, allowing instant check-ins on Facebook and Twitter
- Search for and map out businesses near them and view Yelp reviews without exiting the application
- Maintain their loyalty points electronically with the new Benefits & Loyalty feature
From college bars and coffee shops, to Michelin-rated restaurants, MyCheck is quickly expanding to a huge range of establishments since launching earlier this month. Merchants benefit from the app in multiple ways, with faster turnarounds, less chargebacks, improved customer service and more targeted marketing based on consumption. MyCheck is PCI compliant, meeting the industry’s highest standards for protection of consumer information, and integrates seamlessly with Point of Sale systems. No special hardware is required.
“Ever wanted to just roll out of a venue like you own it, signaling “I got it”, now you can! While there are tons of apps for checking-in to places, MyCheck lets you check out with style,” states Tal Zvi Nathanel, Co-Founder and Americas CEO. “Our new app design, created by the renowned digital agency, Huge, is fully-featured with Yelp reviews, and multiple split-bill options. Users will truly feel like rockstars when checking out with the app.”
MyCheck is the largest mobile payment company in Israel, having been named one of the country’s hottest start-ups and winning first place in the CE Week Mobile App Showdown, second place in the Mobile Tech 2012 competition, and was a finalist at the GSMA Global Mobile Awards for Best NFC/Mobile Money Product or Service. MyCheck is currently accepted at hundreds of locations in Israel, including the country’s second largest gas station chain, Sonol, with 215 locations, the country’s largest café chain, Café Café, with 120 locations. The company has recently announced a strategic partnership with Isracard, MasterCard’s licensee in Israel, whose own app leverages MyCheck’s patent-pending technology “inside” to provide mobile payment capabilities in all retail and service sectors, including taxis. Besides mobile payment, the app provides significant marketing opportunities for merchants and leading brands by providing information on consumer consumption and enabling targeted and personalized advertisements.
The MyCheck app is free, user-friendly, and convenient, and promises a unique and streamlined check out experience without having to wait for the check or the credit card slip. When the user presses MyCheckIn in the app, they will see a list of nearby places that accept MyCheck. After selecting a venue and entering their passcode, the app will generate a 4-digit code that is given to the server, bartender or maître d’. Users can then view their bill live at any time and pay at their convenience; they can split the bill and add a tip, get an electronic receipt, and earn loyalty points and other benefits along the way. Once the transaction has been authorized through the app, the server will see a “paid” message on the Point of Sale system.
Huge is a digital agency that provides business strategy, design, marketing and technology services to some of the world's largest businesses and best-known brands. The company is known for successfully harmonizing user needs and business goals to create industry-changing digital experiences for its clients. Huge has offices based in the United States, Europe and Latin America, and is part of the Interpublic Group of Companies. For more information, visit www.hugeinc.com.