Explore apps that connect to 400,000 retail stores with InComm’s Cashtie API and revolutionize the way consumers shop in retail stores, buy digital products, and pay bills.

InComm is the leading provider of prepaid and transaction technologies with 400,000 points of distribution, $ 25 billion annual transaction volume and reaching over 1 billion customers weekly.

InComm’s Cashtie API connects your App to these retailers' POS (Point of Sale) systems. You can build new or enhance existing Apps that improve the retail experience, including new in lane bill payments, cash payments for online transactions in retail stores, or to initiate the sale of digital products right from the consumers phone. All of these options are unlocked by simply providing a barcode displayed within your App that can be scanned and read by the retailers cash register and validated via the InComm/Cashtie real time POS integration.

Your challenge is to submit the next generation app that uses the Cashtie API to improve the retail in store sales experience, sell the hottest digital goods like music, movies and games that everyone is looking for in a retail store, or deliver meaningful cash payment services to the 20% of people in the U.S who are underbanked, but do possess a cell phone.

Your application will improve the shopping experience for everyday retail customers from all economic levels, while also generating more foot traffic, and customer loyalty for top retail stores—everyone wins, including you!

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Eligibility

  • Individuals - who have reached the age of majority in their local jurisdiction at the time of submission
  • Teams of individuals
  • Organizations 

This is a global challenge, see Official Rules for details.

Requirements

Create: App leveraging the Cashtie API, demo video showing the functionality of the app, one or more screenshots of the app, and access to the app for testing – free of charge.

Eligible Platforms: Android, iOS, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, web(HTML5), PC, Mac, Linux, Java, Kindle

App Status: New and existing apps can participate (including apps that have been built using Cashtie prior to this challenge).

Disqualification: Inappropriate content

Judges

Kin Lane

Kin Lane
The API Evangelist

Thomas Cornelius

Thomas Cornelius
President Adility, SVP - InComm

Tom Boucher

Tom Boucher
Sr. Manager - BestBuy

Jeff King

Jeff King
GM GoDaddy & former Paypal/ eBay Platform

Andrew Kahn

Andrew Kahn
Business Development –Ticketmaster

Sundeep Peechu

Sundeep Peechu
General Partner - Felicis Ventures

Karen Webster

Karen Webster
CEO - Market Platform Dynamics, President pymnts.com

Dan Rosen

Dan Rosen
General Partner - Commerce Ventures

Stacey Sanna McAllister

Stacey Sanna McAllister
Business Direct - The Gap

Manyam Mallela

Manyam Mallela
Engineering - Walmart Labs

Mitch Singer

Mitch Singer
Chief Digital Strategy Officer - Sony Pictures

Lesa Hernandez

Lesa Hernandez
Business Promotions - GameStop

Steve Simon

Steve Simon
Managing Member - Simon Equity Partners

John Anderson

John Anderson
Platform Operations - Facebook

Josh Winter

Josh Winter
SVP - New York City Economic Development Corporation

Merrick Furst

Merrick Furst
Distinguished professor of computing Georgia Tech, Ph.D., Founder Flashpoint

Judging Criteria

  • Quality of the idea
    Including creativity, originality and fit with the target audience.
  • Implementation of the idea
    Including user experience, design, and integration.
  • Potential impact
    Including impact on the consumers and retailers.

How to enter

  1. Sign up for the Cashtie API. (www.cashtie.com)
  2. Submit a working app that leverages the Cashtie API and makes use in any form of the Cashtie barcodes to complete a sales transaction via the POS.
  3. Create a demonstration video (YouTube or Vimeo) that includes footage that walks through and clearly explains your app’s features and functionality.
  4. Describe how your application can help retailers, brands, billers or financial services companies be more efficient with retailers shoppers or is used to sell products in new ways or assist the underbanked.
  5. Provide a way for us to access your app by including an installation file with your submission, sharing a test build, or by providing a URL where your app can be accessed for testing and judging.
  6. Submit your app by providing: 1) access to your app for testing; 2) screenshots of your working app; 3) a video (YouTube/Vimeo) demonstrating your working app.