Payment technology

PayByPhone mobile parking payment app available on Amazon products

PayPointPayByPhone—an enterprise of PayPoint—recently announced the availability of its mobile parking payment app for Amazon Fire, Kindle Fire and Appstore users.

The Fire phone’s NFC capabilities work with PayByPhone’s parking meter stickers in San Francisco and Seattle—the stickers contain electronic chips that store information like the meter number. Users wave or tap their phones over the sticker on the meter to launch the app, according to a PayPoint press release.

“Launching our app in the Amazon Appstore shows our commitment to consumers by being on market leading phone platforms,” Kush Parikh, the president of PayPoint North America, said. “With so many people looking to apps to save them time and make their lives easier, paying for parking should be no different. Fire phone owners will love the rich functionality our app brings to parking payments.

Once the app is opened, the mobile payment system recognizes the user and identifies the exact parking location. Drivers can charge their parking to a credit card, thereby eliminating the need for cash at the meter, and users can receive text message reminders before their time expires.

The app can also be used for parking in Miami, Vancouver, London, Paris and other major cities.

“PayPoint has innovated using Fire phone’s unique capabilities to offer customers a new kind of experience for people on the go,” Steve Rabuchin, the vice president of Amazon Appstore, said. “We’re thrilled that PayPoint has created an app for Fire phone. We think customers are going to love the experience.”

Last year, PayByPhone processed more than $180 million in parking revenue for major cities and private parking companies. It has 7.7 million registered users worldwide.

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