ABnote and Above Mobile Announce First Complete Wallet Solution for Android Users
ABnote transforms how businesses reach Android customers with the addition of secure payment to PassWallet™
FORT LEE, NJ ― August 4, 2015 ― American Banknote Corporation (“ABnote”), in partnership with Above Mobile are pleased to announce the launch of the first complete wallet application for Android users, with the addition of ABnote’s secure mobile payments platform to PassWallet™. ABnote’s payments solution not only provides non-Apple users an all-inclusive experience with PassWallet™, but also enhances how businesses reach their Android customers. The business-to-business solution piece of the application is available exclusively through ABnote and can be white labeled for any card issuer or wallet provider.
PassWallet™ safely and securely stores and manages users’ most sensitive information, including credit cards, bank accounts, ID documents, travel and event tickets, loyalty and gift cards and coupons.
“Given the commitment to the near field communications (NFC) based payment platform, mobile payment has evolved rapidly,” said John Ekers, Global CIO at ABnote. “Combining the lifestyle card applications of ticketing, coupons, boarding passes and loyalty programs, we’re now providing a platform that offers a comprehensive wallet functionality for Android devices with minimal integration. Our solution is not only affordable, but we have given businesses the flexibility and control of the design.”
The existing ABnote mobile payments platform provides a secure foundation for all types of payment transactions and wallet solutions, including the very popular host card emulation (HCE) or cloud based payments. Above Mobile’s PassWallet is the leading third-party implementation of the PassBook standard for non-Apple Devices.
“Apple created the Passbook standard for card, coupon and ticket delivery to iOS devices,” said Andy Nugent, Director at Above Mobile. “My team built PassWallet to fill the gap for the Android platform. Apple and iOS 8 introduced Apple Pay and by partnering with ABnote, we can now offer an equivalent experience for non-Apple users.”
“The partnership with Above Mobile is yet another example of our agnostic and open approach to solutions,” added Keith Goldstein, CEO of ABnote North America. “It’s consistent with our business objective of providing customers the best product at the best price.”
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American Banknote Corporation (“ABnote”) pioneered security solutions with its counterfeit-resistant currency back in 1795 and today continues to provide customers around the globe piece of mind with innovative secure payment and identification solutions. ABnote is a world leader in providing secure ID, visa, vital record and transaction documents, systems and services to government and financial institutions, and is one of the largest producers of plastic transaction cards in the world. No company in history matches ABnote’s reputation for providing and protecting critical documents, sensitive information and state-of-the art solutions. Based in Fort Lee, New Jersey, ABnote has offices and manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, China, Germany, Dubai and South Africa. To learn what innovation ABnote can deliver to you, please visit www.abnote.com.
About Above Mobile
Founded in 2007, Above Mobile develops mobile software solutions for a wide range of industries, from mass market consumer applications used by millions to internal business solutions for finance, education and engineering customers. Building on a wide variety of mobile ticketing experience, it saw the potential for Passbook to become a de-facto standard for mobile ticketing and created PassWallet in 2012, quickly establishing itself as the leading 3rd party Passbook solution for Apple's new file format. For more information, please visit www.abovemobile.co.uk.
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