February 3, 2012 – Two movie theatres in Sydney- Australia have become the first to pilot test QkR, a „queue-busting” mobile payments app that supports QR codes and NFC. The QkR app lets movie-goers at the cinemas order food and drinks directly from their seats using their smart phones. Purchases are then delivered to their seat.
For the pilot, each seat in the theatres has been equipped with an NFC tag, QR code and printed seat code. Customers with an Android or iPhone download the QkR app to their phone and pre-register a debit or credit card they will use to make purchases from the digital wallet app.
To place an order, they simply scan, tap or type in the details of their seat number. The app then displays a menu of available food and drink items. The customer then simply selects the snack they wish to order and completes the purchase. The details of the items ordered and the customer’s seat number are then sent to cinema’s staff so that the order can be fulfilled.
„QkR has many possible uses, and this pilot is just one great example of leveraging different technologies in a new way to create an easy and convenient ordering experience,” says Matt Barr, MasterCard Australia’s head of market development and innovation. „We’re focused on smart ways to simplify and improve the consumer experience.”
„Digital and 3D advances have revolutionised the on-screen magic and now QkR will eliminate the hassle of having to leave the cinema auditorium to place another food or drink order. For our La Premiere guests, being able to purchase a meal, dessert or another round of drinks using QkR without missing a second of the movie is a real luxury!”, explains Delfin Fernandez, movie theather chief executive officer.
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