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Release date- 18022014 - An innovative app which allows users to pay for items with their smartphones is being pioneered at Imperial.
Yoyo is a new cashless payment platform that allows students, staff and visitors to purchase food and drink on campus without the need for cash or cards.
Yoyo was co-founded by
The app can be used across all Taste Imperial outlets at South Kensington Campus and, from 26 February, at the
The app is available free for both iPhone and Android users, and works by connecting with a user's bank account by direct debit. Users can pay for items instantly by scanning a unique QR code generated on their smartphone. The app can also be used to collect loyalty points from participating outlets on campus, automatically generating vouchers when these points can be redeemed for a reward.
Michael RolphMichael Rolph (pictured), Co-Founder of Yoyo, said: 'We're building an app that is intuitive, exciting and simple to use, and feedback from our customers is key to achieving that. Imperial, being a unique community of exceptionally bright minds with high expectations of mobile technology, represented a tough audience for Yoyo - making it an ideal launch-pad for our product.'
'We were particularly impressed with the speed and simplicity of Yoyo, and are pleased that there has been such a positive reaction to the app by both staff and students.'
Michael added: 'Feedback from users across campus has been fantastic, with more users signing up every day. As well as the
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