We’re thrilled to announce that our services will now be available on Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 10.
You can download the Freecharge app from the Windows store and experience an adaptive layout coupled with a great user interface on screens of all sizes including tablets, laptops and desktops. The app has adaptive tiles that showcase contextual data. While the normal tile displays the wallet balance, the wide tile indicates the wallet balance and also sends reminders on deals and offers. The large tile displays the details of most recent transactions undertaken by the customer.
Here’s what Govind Rajan our CEO had to say,
“We are excited to be the first in the payments industry to launch a unified app for Windows 10 to be accessed via tablets, laptops, and desktops. This integration will help us widen our user base by reaching out to millions of consumers on the Windows platform. The unified app on Windows will provide an engaging user experience and seamless transaction with our less-than-10 second payment completion process. Freecharge has rapidly gained acceptance as a trusted and easy-to-use replacement for cash among merchants and consumers as we aim to achieve our mission of becoming the Digital Payment OS of India.”
You can also do an end to end recharge and make bill payments using Cortana, Microsoft’s voice-based smart assistant. Cortana works by using the ‘Favorites‘ feature in the app. It recognizes names that users set in Favorites and transacts for those favorites without opening the Freecharge app. You can make transactions on Cortana (both text and voice input supported) without even opening the application!
Harish Vaidyanathan, Director of Independent Software Vendor Programs at Microsoft, said –
“The payment industry in India has seen an enormous change in the past few years. This change has been fueled by digitally empowered consumers and the rapid growth of technology. The availability of Freecharge on Windows10 underscores our commitment to provide unified experiences to our consumers and also ensure a seamless digital payment experience. Adding to the consumer experience, the new app offers Cortana integration that will allow consumers to make transactions with just a text and voice input, without having to open the app. The new app integrates beautifully with the Windows 10 interface and we are confident that our consumers will enjoy the Freecharge experience”
Making a transaction on the Windows 10 app is extremely easy. We’ll tell you how.
- Chose a payment option, for example – Mobile (recharge)
- Choose a tariff plan and add payment information
- Click on ‘Proceed to Pay’
- That’s it, PAYMENT SUCCESSFUL!
We will also be launching the Windows 10 app for Smartphones next month. So stay tuned, folks!