Innovation

Spark® Technology

The Spark® system has been delivered in over 30,000 devices with over 25 million check-in events. Customized integrations with point-of-sale systems and loyalty programs are available. Our award-winning system includes check-in devices in many form factors, from flat to fixed to mobile and hand-held. SnowShoe securely captures each event and transmits data for your business. Read more about our patented Spark® devices:

TAP     :     STAMP     :     CARD           

SnowShoe Drives Value

  • Fast Validation: authenticate a special offer in seconds
  • Low Cost: no scanners or equipment needed
  • Real-Time Customer Insights: easily identify who is checking in, redeeming offers and engaging in promotions
  • Secure Service: each SnowShoe identifier is unique and fraud-proof
  • Revenue Opportunities: sponsorship opportunities create a win-win for affiliates and partners
  • No Connectivity Required: authenticate event when there is no internet connection
  • Safer Customer Experience: SnowShoe solutions support a variety of loyalty and engagement programs without requiring a direct physical interaction between your employees and customers
User Journey

What's a typical experience like using the Spark™ solution?

Check-in

Touch a Spark Stamp™ or Spark Tap™ to any smartphone screen to start the check-in process.

Result

A check-in success validates that the customer is in that specific location. Tell your customer if the check-in event succeeded or failed.

Reward

Your customers are rewarded with an offer, reward or special content you choose to deliver.

How Spark™ Works

  1. Secure Pattern Match
    • Each Spark device contains a unique and secure pattern, defined by a patented mathematical algorithm.
    • Each Spark device is registered to one secure physical location.
  2. Pattern Recognition by Device
    • The secure pattern is recognized by any app or page that has been optimized for Spark devices.
    • Any capacitive touchscreen can recognize and capture this pattern.
  3. Secure Check-in Achieved
    • Check-in is achieved when the event is transmitted to SnowShoe’s secure cloud repository, which contains a registry for all Spark patterns.
    • Data is stored for your business records.

Spark™ Advantages

  1. Security
    • Fraud proof, spoof-proof
    • Identity proofing with high security
    • Higher security than QR Codes
    • Offline authentication provided
  2. Installation
    • No electronics, no batteries
    • No technical installation at your site
    • No Point of Sale (POS) system integration required
  3. Ease of Use
    • Easier to use than QR or NFC
    • Compatible with every touch screen, from iOS to Android to mobile web
    • More broadly compatible than QR codes or NFC

Spark™ Tap

Spark™ Stamp

NFC

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QR Codes

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Bluetooth

How the Spark™ System Compares to other Check-in Technologies

TAP : CARD : STAMP
  • Easy to Understand
  • Works on all iOS
  • Works on all Android
  • Easy to Install & Use
  • Battery/Electrical Free
  • Unspoofable
  • Fraud Proof
  • Online authentication
  • Offline authentication
NFC
  • Easy to Understand
  • Does not work on all iOS
  • Does not work on all Android
  • Installation requires tech
  • Battery/Electrical Free
  • Spoofable
  • Not Fraud Proof
  • Online authentication
  • No Offline authentication
QR Codes
  • Hard to Understand
  • Does not work on all iOS
  • Does not work on all Android
  • Installation requires tech
  • Battery/Electrical Free
  • Spoofable
  • Not Fraud Proof
  • Online authentication
  • No Offline authentication
Bluetooth
  • Easy to Understand
  • Does not work on all iOS
  • Does not work on all Android
  • Installation requires tech
  • Requires Batteries/Electricity
  • Spoofable
  • Not Fraud Proof
  • Online authentication
  • No Offline authentication

Our Solution Features

Native Apps and Mobile Web
Just a few lines of code in your iOS or Android mobile app or mobile web page gets you started.

Uniquely Identifiable
Our system uses a unique and patented identifier, which allows for rich insights on your customers, redemptions and engagement.

Online or Offline
Authenticate offers and tickets whether or not wireless service is available at your location or event.

Pass the Security Test
SnowShoe identifiers cannot be replicated, manipulated or spoofed from a distance, so your valuable offers are fraud-proof.