1. Freecharge now on Windows 10, vows less-than-10 second payment process

Freecharge now on Windows 10, vows less-than-10 second payment process

The app features adaptive tiles that showcase contextual data to users. While the normal tile displays the wallet balance, the wide tile indicates the wallet balance and also provides users with reminders on deals and offers.

By: | Updated: June 29, 2016 11:18 AM
freecharge-L Users can also complete an end to end recharge and make bill payments using Cortana, Microsoft’s voice-based smart assistant. Cortana works by using the Favorites feature in the app.

Freecharge, a platform for digital payments will now be available on Microsoft Windows 10. The app will be available in Windows store.

The app features adaptive tiles that showcase contextual data to users. While the normal tile displays the wallet balance, the wide tile indicates the wallet balance and also provides users with reminders on deals and offers. The large tile displays the details of most recent transactions undertaken by customers.

Commenting on the announcement, Govind Rajan, CEO, Freecharge, said, “This integration will help us widen our user base by reaching out to millions of consumers on the Windows platform. The unified app on Windows will provide an engaging user experience and seamless transaction with our less-than-10 second payment completion process.”

Users can also complete an end to end recharge and make bill payments using Cortana, Microsoft’s voice-based smart assistant. Cortana works by using the Favorites feature in the app. It recognizes names that users set in Favorites and enables a transaction for those favorites without opening the Freecharge app. Users can make transactions on Cortana (both text and voice input supported) without even opening the application.

“The payment industry in India has seen an enormous change in the past few years. This change has been fueled by digitally empowered consumers and the rapid growth of technology.  Adding to the consumer experience, the new app offers Cortana integration that will allow consumers to make transactions with just a text and voice input, without having to open the app. The new app integrates beautifully with the Windows 10 interface and we are confident that our consumers will enjoy the Freecharge experience,” said Harish Vaidyanathan, Director of Independent Software Vendor Programs at Microsoft.

Freecharge will be launching the Windows 10 app in July. 

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