March 19, 2014
PassbeeMedia was founded in August 2013 by Walter Chen (CEO). The company has received a total funding of $580K through Silver Linings Venture Capital. PassbeeMedia makes it easy for brands, merchants, and retailers to create Apple Passbook and Android Wallet Passes that can be distributed by merchants across all channels (TV/Radio/Print/Digital/Out of Home).
We interviewed Walter recently about PassbeeMedia and here is what he had to say - 'We’ve built the most comprehensive (iOS & Android), intuitive and powerful Pass Creation platform in the market today. Our solution works with all Beacons (PassbeeMedia’s Hive beacons and any other hardware manufacturers). We will be going live with a number of clients in Q2 of 2014. We already have a number of resellers, US and international, driving deals.'
PassbeeMedia is one of the few companies in the world with both iOS and android passes technology. They provide a high level of customization. The passes are location specific and if the merchant (say pizza hut) changes pass over time, it gets updated automatically for customers. From Safari page on Macbook, one click can help you save a pass to your iPhone passbook. This is the omni Channel experience that is possible today. For other devices such as windows PC the phone number can be used to send the pass. Passbeemedia is also working on Beacons based retail offerings.
Below is an overview of their platform:
Lets Talk Payments took notice of the PassbeeMedia Solution because we believe Passbook and Beacons are powerful platforms for innovation:
Advantages of Passbook: