Corethree Ltd. has added Barclays' Pingit mobile checkout option to its mobile wallet for transportation services.
Corethree, a U.K.-based mobile tech company, says it is the first to integrate Pingit into its wallet. The Pingit mobile checkout service is Barclays' expansion of its popular person-to-person payment software. Corethree announced its partnership with Barclays this week.
The Wessex Bus' Uniconnect network in Bath was scheduled to go live with Corethree's m-ticketing app this week as Bath University's students began returning to school, Corethree states in a press release.
Corethree and Barclays will roll out their mobile payment services to other transportation operators over the next year, with a goal of handling as many as 1 million passenger trips per day.
"Deployments of Corethree's mobile ticketing solutions have grown significantly since 2013," says Ashley Murdoch, CEO of Corethree, in the release. "Passengers will now have even greater choice when seeking to pay for their bus tickets using our ubiquitous m-commerce platform."
Corethree's iPhone and Android apps allow bus passengers to browse, select, purchase and use bus tickets from their mobile device, it says.
"With increasing numbers of consumers using smartphones while they're on the move, it's never been more important to have a seamless payment process that is completely optimized for the m-commerce environment," Mike Walters, head of U.K. corporate payments at Barclays, states in the release.
Corethree has focused on serving consumers using all facets of transportation, including the incorporation of a mobile wallet that helps drivers of electric vehicles find charging stations throughout the U.K.