Little App, a leading Pan-African “everyday everything” app, has joined forces with Absa Bank Kenya PLC and Visa, a world leader in digital payments, to unveil an innovative Near Field Communication (NFC) payment feature.
This collaborative effort aims to streamline and expedite the payment process on Little App taxis by allowing drivers to accept card-based payments using an Android smartphone, offering enhanced efficiency for both customers and drivers.
The convenient, fast, and secure option leverages Absa’s Mobi Tap app solution which turns a smartphone into a point of sale (POS) allowing customers to simply tap their contactless debit or credit cards on the driver’s Android phone or tablet to make a payment.
“We are thrilled to announce our collaboration with Absa and Visa, two industry leaders in their respective domains,” said Mr. Kamal Budhabatti, CEO at Little App. “The introduction of the NFC payment feature reinforces our commitment to revolutionize convenience and efficiency within the ride-hailing industry. By incorporating Visa’s renowned expertise and Absa’s local insights, we are confident that this partnership will greatly enhance our users’ payment experience.”
The newly introduced NFC payment feature simplifies the transaction process for card holders, ensuring a swift and hassle-free experience. To utilize this feature, customers can follow these straightforward steps:
- Once the driver has entered the transaction amount, place your contactless card directly under the driver’s phone, holding it briefly for a successful connection.
- Once you have completed the payment, wait for the confirmation, which will be displayed on your Little App.
- Confirm the successful payment with the driver.
Little App, known for its extensive reach across Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Somalia, Senegal, Ghana, and India, serves as a leading ride-hailing service, offering mobility, delivery, and payment solutions. By seamlessly connecting customers to drivers and delivery agents, Little App has revolutionized convenience and transparency for hundreds of thousands of users.
This NFC feature has been thoughtfully designed to optimize payment experiences, improving overall transaction efficiency for Little App users and drivers alike.