-- App features first-of-its-kind voice-activated mobile payment technology --
OAKVILLE, ON, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Tim Hortons today announced the launch of the TimmyMe™ App for Windows 8 devices. Unique to the TimmyMe App on Windows 8 phones is the addition of voice recognition software, which allows users to launch the mobile barcode payment screen on their TimmyMe App simply by saying, "TimmyMe Pay." With the adaptation of the TimmyMe App for the Windows platform, Tim Hortons guests now have the option to scan-to-pay for their in-restaurant purchases on all four major mobile platforms, including BlackBerry10, iOS, Android.
Offering a seamless experience across all devices running the Windows 8 system, including notebooks, tablets, and PCs and Windows Phones, the TimmyMe App is packed with features that allow users the convenience of loading and topping-up Tim Cards, finding the nearest Tim Hortons restaurant, and viewing nutritional information on Tim Hortons products. The new voice activation feature makes mobile payment a breeze for Windows users in Tim Hortons restaurants across Canada and the U.S.
"At Tim Hortons, we remain committed to introducing new technology and services that offer our guests the best possible experience, each and every time they visit our restaurants," said David Clanachan, Chief Operating Officer, Tim Hortons. "We want all our guests to be able to enjoy the TimmyMe App, no matter what device they have, and by making our App is Windows 8 compatible, we can do just that."
Tim Hortons offers mobile barcode payments in restaurants across North American as part of an ongoing commitment to providing guests with faster, more convenient service. The company is leveraging technology to continually enhance the guest experience and achieve operational excellence, both online and in its restaurants.
Guests are encouraged to download the TimmyMe App on their Windows device and load their prepaid Tim Card to enable the voice-activated barcode payment technology. The TimmyMe App for Microsoft Windows is now available in the Windows Store for both Windows tablets and notebooks and Windows Phones.
About Tim Hortons Inc.
Tim Hortons is one of the largest publicly-traded restaurant chains in North America based on market capitalization, and the largest in Canada. Operating in the quick service segment of the restaurant industry, Tim Hortons appeals to a broad range of consumer tastes, with a menu that includes premium coffee, hot and cold specialty drinks (including lattes, cappuccinos and espresso shots), specialty teas and fruit smoothies, fresh baked goods, grilled Panini and classic sandwiches, wraps, soups, prepared foods and other food products. As of March 30, 2014, Tim Hortons had 4,524 systemwide restaurants, including 3,610 in Canada, 870 in the United States and 44 in the Gulf Cooperation Council. More information about the Company is available at www.timhortons.com.
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