Ingenico Group, the seamless payment solutions provider, has announced the winner of its 2016 Telium TETRA App Challenge. Participants in the challenge were asked to submit HTML5 application ideas to reinvent convenience at the point of sale.
The first app challenge of its kind in the UK, Ingenico received 28 innovative submissions from app developers which were then reviewed by an expert panel and a shortlist of six ideas was formed. Following further input from the developers, including use cases into how their apps would work on a commercial level, a final shortlist of three was selected.
The three finalists then progressed their concept theories into production and worked with Ingenico's experts to bring their app ideas to life on a Telium TETRA Desk/5000 payment terminal.
The first prize, which was announced by Ingenico Group's Head of Marketplace Partners, Nicolas Divin, went to Djenebou Coulibaly for her 'Instant Support App'. The app works as a wallet featuring a direct connection to POS vendors, banks and card schemes from the payment terminal. It allows the merchant to report issues, ask for assistance and request new payment services. The finalists will have the opportunity for their app concepts to be developed into a full application and made available in The Ingenico Apps Marketplace.
The two other finalists who were highly commended were:
- 'PandaPay'; helps restaurants to increase their customer flow by offloading payments onto a phone app with stored payment details
- '2D Game'; a gamification app offering customers the chance to win discounts off their next transaction by Loyalty Apps
"Organised in partnership with Apps World, this first UK App Challenge has been a great success for Ingenico. The challenge has proven the ability to create a fantastic range of business concepts for HTML5 apps as well as the ease of producing these on our Telium TETRA platform," explains Chris Harris, Director of Sales and Marketing at Ingenico Northern Europe and member of the Telium TETRA App Challenge Panel.
"We have been very impressed by the ideas and talent that have emerged from this App Challenge. The quality of the applications and the business models presented by the participants were of a very high level and we would like to thank everyone for their involvement," concluded Chris Harris.