Mastercard announced this morning the availability of their app ATM Hunter in the Android Market. The app allows users to search and find ATMs based on a variety of criteria.
Some of these options include closest to current location, specific banks, no-fee ATMS, 24-hour access and handicap accessible. The app also encourages users to submit feedback to Mastercard about false or outdated information. Crowd sourcing can be a powerful tool, particularly for an app like ATM Hunter.
The app can now be found in the Market; if you're interested, see the links after the break as well as the full press release.
MasterCard Launches ‘ATM Hunter’ for Android Smart Phones
New MasterCard Application Helps Android Smart Phone Users Quickly Find the
Purchase, NY – Jan. 19, 2011 – MasterCard Worldwide today announced the
availability of the MasterCard® ATM Hunter application for Android™ Smart
Phones. The applets users quickly and easily find the nearest ATM no matter
where they are in the world.
“MasterCard is focused on delivering innovative applications and services
that help make life easier not only for MasterCard cardholders, but for all
consumers,” said Cheryl Guerin, senior vice president, Global Digital
Marketing, MasterCard Worldwide. “With the success of this application on
both the iPhone and Blackberry, it is a natural progression to bring it to
the active Android user base as well. Now, Android smart phone users can save
time by using the MasterCard ATM Hunter in real-time to find an ATM
The MasterCard ATM Hunter leverages the location-based technologies of the
Android platform to search for the nearest ATM. Users can customize their
search based on their unique banking needs – such as a search for a
specific financial institution if they need to make a deposit or
surcharge-free ATMs. MasterCard ATM Hunter can also pinpoint wheelchair
accessible, drive-thru or 24-hour access ATMs and provide directions to get
The MasterCard ATM Hunter application for Android will also allow users to
“report a problem” for an ATM location. This new feature facilitates
real-time communication back to MasterCard to report a problem such as a
non-working ATM or an ATM that no longer exists in the location noted.
Powered by the MasterCard Location Services platform, MasterCard ATM Hunter
is the latest delivery channel for ATM location information from MasterCard.
Each year, millions of consumers contact MasterCard across a variety of to
find ATM and Merchant locations - when they need them, wherever they are –
quickly and easily.
About MasterCard Worldwide
As a leading global payments company, MasterCard Worldwide prides itself on
being at the heart of commerce, helping to make life easier and more
efficient for everyone, everywhere. MasterCard serves as a franchisor,
processor and advisor to the payments industry, and makes commerce happen by
providing a critical economic link among financial institutions, governments,
businesses, merchants, and cardholders worldwide. In 2009, $2.5 trillion in
gross dollar volume was generated on its products by consumers around the
world. Powered by the MasterCard Worldwide Network – the fastest payment
processing network in the world – MasterCard processes over 22 billion
transactions each year, has the capacity to handle 140 million transactions
per hour, with an average network response time of 140 milliseconds and with
99.99 percent reliability. MasterCard advances global commerce through its
family of brands, including MasterCard®, Maestro®, and Cirrus®; its suite
of core products such as credit, debit, and prepaid; and its innovative
platforms and functionalities, such as MasterCard PayPass™ and MasterCard
inControl™. MasterCard serves consumers, governments, and businesses in
more than 210 countries and territories. For more information, please visit
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