June 15, 2014
On 14th June 2014, social gifting company – eGifter – announced that it is the first app in the world to be officially approved to take bitcoin payments on iOS. This news comes barely eight hours after the company’s announcement that it had added the Walmart eGift card to its catalog.
The day after the release of the new app we submitted a second release with the bitcoin payment option to Apple for approval and crossed our fingers. We are incredibly happy to be the first iOS app to go live with bitcoin payments. In anticipation of a potential change in the iOS rules, we built the new app from the ground up with our bitcoin users in mind, stated Roye, in a press release. The timing really could not have worked out better, he added.
Some details from their Press Release:
In April, eGifter launched an improved loyalty points program which give bitcoin users three percent back for each dollar spent on over 200 brands of eGift cards. To celebrate the launch of the new app, eGifter will feature a different brand each day in June and offer triple loyalty points on that brand for the day. While the current eGifter Android app already accepts bitcoin, the new generation app with eGifter’s enhanced features will come to Android in July.