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New mobile commerce service may be coming to Hong Kong

SmarTone plans to launch a new service later this year

SmarTone Telecommunications, a mobile network operator in Hong Kong, has plans to play a larger role in the mobile commerce space. The company is expected to launch a new service called “Kiss” later this year, which will allow consumers to use their mobile devices to pay for goods at physical stores as well as online. SmarTone has been signing up retailers that will be using the service as a way to better engage mobile consumers.

Kiss could become a popular tool for retailers

Kiss has been in development for the past two years and the platform may be ready for launch in December. There may be licensing opportunities for Kiss as well, especially as more organizations become interested in mobile commerce in an attempt to cater to consumers with smartphones and tablets. Merchants using the service will be charged a monthly fee and they will be able to use the Kiss platform to establish mobile storefronts that make it easier for consumers to shop with their smartphones.

Retailers are looking for ways to engage mobile consumers

Mobile Commerce - Hong KongThere is a great deal of competition in the mobile commerce market. Retailers have been looking for new ways to engage consumers that are becoming heavily reliant on their smartphones. These consumers are using their devices to shop online for products that they are interested in. Mobile shopping is particularly popular among those with long commutes, as it enables them to get their shopping done without having to visit physical stores.

Retailers are showing more interest in getting involved in mobile commerce

Engaging mobile consumers is becoming an important priority for retailers. In the past, retailers had little interest in the mobile space, as they had relatively low knowledge of mobile commerce. Now, however, retailers are turning to companies like SmarTone in order to connect with consumers in a more dynamic way. Mobile network operators are beginning to play a bigger role in the mobile commerce space as well, as they have begun to see promising opportunities to provide valuable services to consumers and businesses alike.

KISS teams with Aurasma to embrace augmented reality


KISS uses augmented reality for new studio album

Legendary rock band KISS has teamed with Aurasma to bring their latest album Monster to live through augmented reality. The band’s 20th studio album will be its first to feature augmented reality and the content that will be contained within the album will be aimed at providing fans with an engaging experience. KISS fans will be able to see 3D animations developed by the band and Aurasma using their smart phones or other mobile devices.

Technology provides fans with digital content

Augmented reality often garners acclaim for its entertainment potential. The technology can turn nearly any static product into a highly interactive experience through the use of digital displays and dynamic content. Tech-savvy consumers have taken an acute liking to augmented reality and this has not gone unnoticed by KISS. Thus, the band teamed with Aurasma, a leading developer of augmented reality, to present fans with something new.

KISS far from pioneer of augmented reality

KISS suggests that Monster is the first rock album to make use of augmented reality, but this is not the case. Nearly three years ago, Portuguese band Blaster Mechanism released an album featuring augmented reality artwork called Mind At Large. Nonetheless, KAugmented Reality used by rock band KISSISS is eager to promote the augmented reality capabilities of its new album and encourage fans to access this content using the Auramsa mobile application, which is available for both iOS and Android platforms.

Band may use augmented reality again in the future

KISS is not the first in the music industry to use augmented reality and it will likely not be the last. The technology has managed to win favor with the music industry because of its potential in marketing and consumer engagement. Consumers have responded well to the augmented reality campaigns that they have been confronted with from the music industry, adding fuel to the proverbial fire. KISS currently has no further plans for augmented reality that it has announced, but if fans show enough support, the band may opt to make use of the technology again in the future.