Winbank mycard for Apple Watch

Winbank mycard for Apple Watch is here! It is the first banking smartwatch app in Greece and one of the few globally that makes use of geofencing technology on a smartwatch. The Apple Watch app completes the Winbank mycard app family, which is now available on both iOS and Android smartphones and smartwatches.

Designed and developed by Piraeus Bank and Threenitas, the new smartwatch app makes the info that you get through Winbank mycard easily accessible. And since it sits right on your wrist, it can add a physical dimension to the geofencing alerts and notifications that you receive.

Winbank mycard for Apple Watch, like its counterpart for Android Wear, is more than just another way to get notified of new offers. The app adds a local context to offers, combines them with personalization filters, and delivers those relevant offers that are readily available near you. And after learning about what’s up, you can use the app’s navigation feature to get turn-by-turn directions to the store.

Winbank mycard is currently available on Apple Watch, Android Wear and Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch devices as well as on Apple and Android smartphones.

Winbank mycard App Goes Live

Piraeus Bank, the largest Greek bank, collaborated with Threenitas, in designing and developing the new winbank mycard smartphone & smartwatch app. winbank mycard is the first smartwatch app developed by a Greek bank, and the first bank-related smartwatch app offering geofencing-based proximity marketing functionality.

Winbank mycard informs the user of all offers, discounts and contests available to the owners of the cards issued by Piraeus Bank. Users can locate those offers both in a list, as well as visually, on the map. They can personalize the list of offers available to them, based on the type of cards that they own.

By accessing their smartwatch, users can easily identify those apps that are locally available, view them sorted based on their proximity, and get the app to navigate them directly to the specific location, receiving turn-to-turn directions.

Users are also automatically notified of available offers on their phone and their smartwatch, by receiving notifications based on their proximity to a location where an offer that interests them is available.

The app is instantly ready for use, as it does not require any login. Users are welcome to personalize their experience through their everyday use, as they get to understand the app’s functions.

Winbank mycard is a free app for iPhone and Android phones. The smartwatch functionality of the app is available as an free add-on for Android Wear and Samsung Gear smartwatches.

Fun Nature Tablet App launches on App Store

Fun Nature, the first tablet app of the FunTwoThree series, is now available for download on iTunes App Store.

Fun Nature features 18 fun and educative games about plants and animals, designed for children of pre-school age. The games help kids to learn in a fun way, while reinforcing essential skills.

The app is distributed in the App Store using the “freemium” model. It is free to download, but only 3 of the 18 games are immediately available to the user. By using the in-app purchase mechanism, 15 additional games are unlocked.

You can download Fun Nature from the iTunes App Store.

Should one care for users on an older OS version?

Here’s the scenario: You’ve launched your app, and you kept updating it, adding new features and supporting extra functionality. At some point, Apple releases a major iOS upgrade. Considerable effort is put into upgrading your codebase, and you reach a point where some features cannot be supported, unless users run the latest iOS version.

That’s the point where a decision needs to be made:
Should I keep supporting two versions of my app, one compatible with the old OS, offering limited support for new features, and a second one compatible with the new OS, or should I just abandon the old OS and support only users who’ve decided to upgrade?
As always, data comes to the rescue. The following table breaks down new installs and upgrades for David Smith’s My Recipe Book, and associates this info with the OS version of devices running it. For the purposes of this analysis it contains at the last 1000 user accounts created

There are a couple of interesting observations to be made:

In iOS, users generally upgrade to the latest version of the OS
Users who’ve decided to linger on to a previous version, are still buying new apps
There’s no difference in the buying habits of users who are left on a previous OS, they buy and upgrade apps with the same frequency as users who are running the latest OS version

So, dropping support for earlier OS versions can be justified, only on the grounds of a reduced user base, rather than the widely accepted myth that users who don’t upgrade, are also those who don’t generally download apps.

Source: http://david-smith.org/blog/2014/02/13/slow-updater-purchasing-habits/