Redspottedhanky.com and Masabi Launch Windows Phone 7 UK Rail Ticketing App
Buy tickets with no booking or card fees, search train times and earn loyalty points on phones such as the Nokia Lumia 800
LONDON, UK – 28th May 2012 – redspottedhanky.com, the award winning online travel retailer, today announced the launch of its ground breaking Windows Phone 7 ticketing app for UK Rail. Developed by Masabi, the mTicketing transport technology pioneer, the redspottedhanky.com app allows travellers to search for train times, buy UK rail tickets and earn loyalty points whilst not being charged any booking, card or delivery fees. It also boasts displayable mTickets on certain routes, eliminating the need for many passengers to queue at ticket machines.
The application also has the option to link purchases to the user’s web account, giving them a single convenient place to view all purchases, or print out receipts for expenses claims. All transactions are secured using Masabi’s award-winning, US government certified, encryptME security system.
The app is available from Windows Phone Marketplace
Masabi is the leading developer of mobile ticketing technology for the transport sector. Its award-winning ‘Ticket Machine in Your Pocket’ applications signal the end of ticket queues by allowing passengers to quickly and securely buy and display tickets on almost any mobile phone, not just smartphones. The company’s technology allows transport operators to transform their passengers’ travel experience while also dramatically expanding sales capacity without significantly increasing costs. Based in London, it has 35 employees and is backed by m8 Capital. For further information see www.masabi.com
redspottedhanky.com is an online travel retailer, providing an easy way for leisure and business travellers to compare and book cheap train tickets and hotels online, and to save up to 80% on the cost of tickets booked in advance without incurring booking fees. Most notably, redspottedhanky.com offers something truly unique when buying train tickets online: it is the first ever British online retailer to offer loyalty points that can be redeemed against future train travel for any journey in Great Britain. For regular train travellers in these cash-strapped times, participation in the loyalty scheme would allow them to earn points for redemption against future rail travel and be rewarded beyond the price of a single ticket.
redspottedhanky.com’s loyalty programme – the first and only rewards scheme available for train travel – now allows travellers to earn double points on hotel bookings for redemption against future rail travel and hotels, which are part of the loyalty programme scheme.
redspottedhanky.com won the Innovation category at the 2011 National Rail Awards. The judges were particularly impressed by redspottedhanky.com’s efforts to increase footfall at railway stations nation-wide and to get the best deal for customers.