OpenWays launches mobile key apps for Smartphones

OpenWays, a provider of mobile based hotel
front-desk bypass solutions, announced that it will unveil its mobile

The new apps makes it possible for all
smartphone operating systems, including Apple iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows
Mobile, Windows Phone 7, J2ME, Symbian OS, Brew, MeeGo, and Bada, to run the
Mobile Key App.

Mobile Key by OpenWays enables hotel guests
to use any of the 5.8 billion cell phones worldwide as a room key. It is fully
interoperable, carrier independent and highly secure. This self-service option
is meeting guests’ demands for more service and it is reducing hotels’
operating costs while building competitive advantages.

“Mobile Key continues to grow in
demand among travelers as an alternative, self-service method for securely
unlocking room doors without having to stand in line at the front desk to
obtain a plastic room key,” said Pascal Metivier, OpenWays founder and CEO.

“As more and more hotel companies and
independent operators request this service, we needed to make the Mobile Key
app available to everyone – and that meant extending it beyond just the Apple
iOS platform,” Metivier added.

This generation Mobile Key app allows
smartphone users to securely obtain their room number and room key by simply
pressing an icon on their intelligent device. New to this release is the way
the apps are developed, using an innovative cross-compilation technology
combined with semantic analysis.

OpenWays Mobile Key apps can be used with
existing hotel chains mobile applications to be offered as a value-added
service to mobile guests while increasing lucrative direct bookings, which
carry higher margins than those through indirect channels.

By Team
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