by Staff Reporter on 16/04/13 at 11:00 am
Application also helps customers track their power usage
The Powertime application enables customers from Eskom and all major municipalities in South Africa to buy prepaid electricity tokens with one click, at any time, using their BlackBerry 10 smartphone. The app also provides users with their purchase history, allows them to manage multiple meters and to use several forms of payment; such as a credit card, debit card, EFT and the PayGenius electronic wallet.
“We are extremely pleased to introduce this application featuring the fully-fledged existing Powertime functionalities available on the Powertime website, while also leveraging the unique capabilities of BlackBerry 10.” says Sebastien Lacour, Powertime Managing Director.
The NewPowertime BlackBerry10 app was developer by Cape Town based international technology company Methys, Powertime’s technology partner. Christophe Viarnaud, Methys Managing Director, added “Powertime Users will recognize services such as prepaid voucher purchase, usage reports, energy saving tips, Powertime’s patented virtual meter and low electricity push notifications. This new BlackBerry10 app is the best of the entire Powertime mobile apps range, with new features such as very intuitive navigation on touch screen interface and a full integration with BlackBerry® Messenger (BBM™).
In the coming weeks, further updates will be made to the application, to integrate the in-app purchase of electricity usage monitors, efficient lighting devices and will also add an exclusive cloud-based analytics capability to track household and appliance usage.
For more information on the Powertime application, visit the Blackberry app store.
Powertime is the leading mobile prepaid electricity merchant in South Africa. Based in Cape Town, Powertime provides nearly 7 million South African prepaid electricity customers with smart channels to buy electricity tokens 24/7 via innovative applications on smart phones, mobi site m.powertime.co.za and www.powertime.co.za. Powertime’s value proposition is based on convenience, quality of service and support, and information on electricityconsumption.
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