As a follow up to the first Link Mania of Mobile Solutions, there are lots of interesting mobile solutions making the rounds these days in retail and other corporate to consumer areas. Consider the following:
Financial / Payment – While transferring data from phone to point of service continues to be a challenge, there are players making efforts:
Mobile Banking – Mobile Cheque Deposit
Location Based Services – This is the next great opportunity for consumer facing organizations. Getting on to consumer GPS is a great way to make it easy to do business with your organization.
Movie Times and Tickets – Flixster
Rental Car – Zipcars – Find a rental car, and even unlock it with your mobile device.
Table Availability Notification – ReadyPing
These are just a few examples of what’s already out there, laying the foundation for future opportunities to connect more deeply and directly with consumers.