Digital Innovation Newsletter

April 2022

Digital Innovation Newsletter

April

2022

Digital Innovation Newsletter is a monthly report that is mapping the current development of local and worldwide market of mobile apps and digital services. Newsletter is created together by VISA and BYZKIDS.

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Digital Innovation Newsletter 042022
Top App Audit 042022 Acquisition Usage Value Profitability
Digital Innovation Newsletter 052022 Banking
Air Bank communicates with clients based on app usage frequency and requests to cooperate on app development. The app remembers details of the last transaction order in case the app shuts down.
ČSOB SK makes it possible to their clients to purchase tickets for trains in Smartbanking via SmartSlužby +.
George from Slovenská sporiteľňa launched its benefits program where users can easily track their progress in order to gain the service for free.
W.UP empowers customers to make greener choices by helping them to get a better ​​idea of their carbon footprint based on transactional data.
DSK Bank and Wizz Air partnered up to launch a credit card where customers can gain loyalty points exchangeable for various Wizz Air services. The card includes Wizz Air Membership club (up to 6 beneficiaries) for free.
Lucky is a BNPL platform which comes with a prepaid bank account. Users have access to various discounts, moneyback programs and pay in installments even after purchasing the item, if the merchant supports it.
Revolut users can now apply for a loan via the app.
Snoop now supports linking multiple accounts. A new feature enables to suggest downloading other apps in order to save money based on the user’s transactions.
U.S. bank partnered up with Payactiv to leverage Payactiv’s earned wage access (EWA) tools. Amongst others, their customers can get earlier to a portion of the wages they’ve already earned.
Woli is an app for families. It includes lectures and features which allow children to make their own safe financial decisions. Features included: managing mobile plans, quick help button, chores with deadlines.
Users of DoKapsy app from ČSOB can enjoy various services like discounts, Ušetřeno.cz and purchase tickets for Prague public transport or electronic vignettes.

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Digital Innovation Newsletter 042022 Payments
Block, previously known as Square, announced the new “Paid in Bitcoin” feature. Users who receive their paychecks through Cash App's direct deposit feature can now receive all or a portion of wage in Bitcoin.
Brite Payments is launching its new “one-step” Single Sign payment option, eliminating the use of card input or personal data. Faster A2A transactions enable payments in one step authentication.
Online checkout company Bolt is set to add crypto payments to its platform after agreeing to buy blockchain infrastructure provider Wyre for a reported $1.5 billion.
Cryptocurrency exchange Gemini has launched its credit card that lets users earn crypto rewards in all 50 US states.
Nubank launched its payment platform: NuPay. It will allow customers to complete their purchases on the NuPay platform directly, and also to pay the value of the product in up to 15 interest free times.
Mana Interactive Inc. introduced a payments and rewards platform for gamers. It includes a Mana deposit account and Mana Visa Debit Card’s neobanking solution that rewards gaming activities and purchases.
Visa is working with consumer authentication service PopID to bring facial verification payments to the Middle East.
Digital payments platform Strike announced an integration with e-commerce company Shopify. Eligible U.S. Shopify merchants will be able to receive bitcoin payments from customers globally as U.S. dollars.
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Digital Innovation Newsletter 042022 Telco
O2 introduced an upsell feature which can be easily accessed from the home page and a free 30-day trial promotion for unlimited data & O2 security insurance policy.
T-mobile CZ made it possible to purchase top-up SIM cards via app for people who are not currently customers.
Tesco Mobile CZ integrated the Tesco Clubcard with the mobile app & introduced the VIP benefits feature. Customers can top-up their account with Clubcard coupons and enjoy generous offers.
Radosť introduced a new unlimited data only plan for 15 €/month.
EE customers can collect Boosts which can be converted to free packages providing data, minutes or texts.
In order to attract the younger segments, giga! allows its customers to choose their own Avatar. Each Avatar has a playlist on Spotify matching their personalities.
Verizon provides cyber security features and plans in its app. After identifying a threat, the app sends a promotion notification for a 30-day free trial of the service.
In Vodafone app customers have an option to switch to eSIM cards.
In E.ON Drive users can now see charging station operated by other providers (roaming charge stations) and easily filter through different charger types.
dm launched new app Moje dm. A banner in the old app promotes Moje dm which has useful feature: express order or a shopping list with favorites and previous purchases, incl. availability of products.
Lidl customers are met with a banner encouraging them to update the app.
Mapy.cz added multiple features: faster route recommendation, search history for logged in user and sometimes app asks customers to review visited places.
O2 Knihovna is accessible on multiple platforms. You can now enjoy audiobook also on Android TV.
PID Lítačka now caps the ticket prices. If customer buy more tickets per day, the price is limited by the price of a full-day ticket and is valid till 01:30 the next day.
You can now verify Seznam account via BankID. Verified account provides better security for users. Seznam.cz also plans to expand this feature to their other products, e.g. Sbazar.sz, Sauto.cz.
Zásilkovna app started supporting Google Pay and introduced a partnership program in which the products of selected merchants have free delivery.
The search engine Petal search from Huawei showcases personalized search panels. Customers can add panels based on their interest like sports clubs, travel, exchange rates, etc.
Users of Telegram can now quickly add bots to their group or channel right from the bot's profile and instantly configure rights and permissions for the bot.
Vodafone Idea launched its new gaming service called Vi Games in partnership with Nazara, as it aims to monetize its mobile subscribers base and increase average revenue per user.
Waze introduced a limited time Retro mode. Users can choose from thematic Moods, Cars and Voice directions from the 70’s, 80’s or 90’s.
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