Business Daily Media

Liven rewards app announces world’s first integration with ApplePay

  • Written by Mojo Media

With the digital wallet movement firmly in full swing, Australia’s leading dining rewards app Liven has today announced its in-store invisible payments integration with ApplePay. 


Liven is the first to offer ApplePay in this way and will reward users 10-35% on every transaction. Users can simply tap once in the Liven app at the restaurant and their point of sale system completes the rest of the transaction, without the user needing to bring their phone to the counter (NFC), or scan a QR code, or even be at the terminal, as they can pay from the table.


Today Apple featured Liven on the back of these recent developments as its national App of the day. 


This gives Australia’s 600,000 Liven users the simple and secure option to skip the more lengthy process of adding their credit card details to the app, and instead manage their payments via ApplePay. It means a seamless, Uber-like experience in retail, but with ApplePay, so not only does it speed up the usual onboarding process, but also adds another layer of security and trust for customers. 


Shahrooz Chowdhury, Chief Product Officer at Liven, said he was delighted with the recognition and support from Apple to build momentum for the mass adoption of Liven’s technology, and pleased to be able to offer customers more convenience and flexibility with this latest offering. 


“At Liven, we’re constantly looking at new ways to improve customer dining experiences. Dining out is a way of life in Australia, and payments shouldn’t just mark the end of an experience. Rather, they should be the gateway to many more.”


“Offering the convenience of ApplePay together with our unique invisible payment experience, on top of the value of our rewards platform, is a crucial step forward for us in creating something that is not only adoptable but highly scalable; it’s something that we will take globally.”


“It's a wonderful experience to tap once in Liven and then walk out of the restaurant with your phone in your pocket and know that the bill will be taken care of. It's just like getting out of an Uber and not worrying about payment.”


Mr Chowdhury pointed to a recent statement from industry association Restaurants and Catering Australia (RCA) which encouraged people to either pick up their own food or dine in at their favourite restaurants, rather than using a delivery service.


“It’s no secret that takeaway giants are taking huge commissions from local businesses. We hope that our unique integration with ApplePay helps to give the power back to Aussie business owners by getting more diners through the door and offering them ultimate convenience, rewards, and payment flexibility.” 


Mr Chowdhury said that over 600,000 people are currently using Liven at over 1,000 venues across Australia.


“As the only Aussie startup to qualify for Richard Branson's Extreme Tech Challenge in 2019 and then go on to win two categories gave us the conviction that there's no reason why Australia shouldn’t be leading the world in payments innovation.”


“This marks the beginning of a deep roadmap of disrupting the world of payments, and we’ve got a number of exciting updates to share in the coming 12 months. Users can expect to see more dynamic rewards that energise the marketplace, personalised discoveries tailored to preferences, and more gamified elements, that distance Liven payments from traditional app and card payments. We’re building the future of money where currency has its own memory and intelligence and innovating the in-restaurant dining experience, and it's only just the beginning,” concluded Mr Chowdhury.



About Liven

  • Liven is a simple way to earn huge rewards every time you pay for your meal. It’s Australia's biggest loyalty-based payment network creating the world's first behavioural gamification layer for the offline world. Launched in 2015, LivenPay now connects more than 600,000 foodies and over 1,000 restaurants, where users earn 10-35% in instant digital currency rewards on every easy one-tap payment they make.

  • A gamified and personalised payment platform built on an intelligent loyalty engine and powered by their own currency, LivenPay won Sir Richard Branson’s 2019 Extreme Tech Challenge with millions in LVN rewarded, sent and spent within the Liven Network.

  • They’ve leveraged intelligent partnerships with leading Point of Sale (POS) terminal providers to achieve a technical reach of more than 25,000 venues to drive acceptance in restaurants, cafes and bars in Sydney, Melbourne, and now Brisbane, including fan favourites Din Tai Fung, Gelato Messina, CoCo Fresh Tea and Juice, NeNe Chicken, Roll’d, MoVida, Maha, 8bit Burger, Gotcha Fresh Tea and many more.

Business Today

Utilising communication tech to alleviate employee burn out

Hybrid work solidified into the business model in 2021 – plain and simple. Jabra research revealed 42 per cent of employees last year requested leadership to help make their virtual workspace more comfortable. Employees are ...

Space Machines readies for liftoff securing launch services deal with SpaceX

SpaceX to carry Space Machines' Optimus Orbital Transfer Vehicle as part of its April 2023 mission. Optimus is one of the largest spacecraft built in Australia and furthers Australia’s sovereign capabilities toward in-space...

Deliver business benefits through operational excellence

As Australian businesses emerge from the pandemic lockdowns and draw up plans for growth, increasing numbers are adopting a strategy of operational excellence. Operational excellence involves everyone in an organisation and f...

Modern slavery conference to take on the criminal enterprises and address global injustices

Influential experts from around the world will take part in a unique international online summit targeting modern slavery being hosted by Australian charity Freedom for Humanity later this month. Modern slavery is a process...

Unit4 Appoints Tania Garrett as Chief People Officer

 Unit4, a leader in enterprise cloud applications for people-centric organisations, today announced the appointment of Tania Garrett as Chief People Officer. Tania will oversee the company’s people success function wh...

FIVE reasons why you should set up an instant office instead of a fixed lease

Australia is now on the cusp of very volatile economic period. As the world tries to pick up the pieces after two years of global lockdowns and constant setbacks, we continue to face the aftermath of COVID on many levels. Acc...

Business Daily Media Business Development

Utilising communication tech to alleviate employee burn out

Hybrid work solidified into the business model in 2021 – plain and simple. Jabra research revealed 42 per cent of employees last year requested leadership to help make their virtual wo...

David Piggott, Managing Director ANZ at Jabra - avatar David Piggott, Managing Director ANZ at Jabra

Space Machines readies for liftoff securing launch services deal with SpaceX

SpaceX to carry Space Machines' Optimus Orbital Transfer Vehicle as part of its April 2023 mission. Optimus is one of the largest spacecraft built in Australia and furthers Australia’...

Business Daily Media - avatar Business Daily Media

India's employee hostels are often like prisons – but young women garment workers don't always see it that way

Kavitha, 18, earns a living at a clothing factory in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Like many of her colleagues, she lives in accommodation provided by the factory, where she share...

Andrew Crane, Professor of Business and Society, University of Bath - avatar Andrew Crane, Professor of Business and Society, University of Bath

Shortage of workers threatens UK recovery – here’s why and what to do about it

For the first time since records began, there are more job vacancies in the UK than unemployed people, according to the latest monthly labour market figures. This has been driven mainly by a...

Donald Houston, Professor of Economic Geography, University of Portsmouth - avatar Donald Houston, Professor of Economic Geography, University of Portsmouth

A central bank digital euro could save the eurozone – here's how

Blockchain bailout?4K_HeavenThe European Central Bank and its counterparts in the UK, US, China and India are exploring a new form of state-backed money built on similar online ledger techno...

Guido Cozzi, Professor of Macroeconomics, University of St.Gallen - avatar Guido Cozzi, Professor of Macroeconomics, University of St.Gallen

Deliver business benefits through operational excellence

As Australian businesses emerge from the pandemic lockdowns and draw up plans for growth, increasing numbers are adopting a strategy of operational excellence. Operational excellence in...

Chris Ellis, Director Pre-Sales at Nintex - avatar Chris Ellis, Director Pre-Sales at Nintex



NewsServices.com

Content & Technology Connecting Global Audiences

More Information - Less Opinion