New partnership could offer digital voucher payment

5 February 2009 — 5:00 PM

Consumers with the latest phones could soon be offered a new way to pay for their goods or give presents to friends and family.

A new partnership has been unveiled between i-movo - which specialises in gift vouchers - and Wapple, a firm which deals in optimising content for mobile devices.

It is hoped the companies will be able to work together to create a new digital voucher scheme that will operate across a number of platforms and operating systems.

Anne Thomas, chief operating officer at Wapple, said: "With more than 100 new device and software combinations appearing every month, i-movo needs complete confidence that its vouchers are optimised for any [phone]."

The partnership follows moves by a number of other companies to bring ticketing and other payment facilities to the latest phones.

Nokia is currently still developing its Near Field Communication system, which aims to offer wireless payment services using the manufacturer's handset range.

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