Looks like there will be some usability improvements for Passbook in iOS 6.1 in the form of more explanation of what Passbook is. It's pretty clear what Passbook is - it's an electronic wallet for consumers to store electronic coupons and cards. Apple should build a Passbook client for other devices (gasp). Otherwise, it shows they're not really serious about electronic coupons and cards because Android and other users definitely do exist even though owners of those devices don't really use them as smartphones.
With the release of Stampcard and Nearbu we are focusing on providing technology that serves small business needs. Stampcard provides a complete solution for businesses to create and accept electronic coupons and cards that uses social media as a distribution platform. This ties in with Twitter, Facebook, email and other electronic marketing strategies many businesses have started or might be wise to consider. We hope that businesses will use Stampcard to create electronic coupons and cards and tweet or share them online!
WRITEPOLE has also recently released Nearbu, an attempt to build a new and different type of social network that revolves around the physical places you visit. Nearbu utilizes a unique notification system (patent pending) that alerts users whenever another user makes a post next to one of their previous posts. This connects users to locations in a way that is unique to Nearbu. It is organic and real and interaction arises from activity in the real world. Until/unless we're all plugged in to the Matrix, moving about in the real world should continue to be a popular activity.
Coming soon is a "Pro" version of Nearbu that provide different types of posts. Businesses will be able to post surveys and promotions for example, and users who have posted nearby will automatically be notified. This is an extremely powerful tool for generating continued interest and repeat visits, if businesses can get their customers to post nearby.
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Stampcard, a complete solution for creating, accepting, and distributing electronic coupons and cards through social media has been approved and released for purchase on the App Store.