How It Works

Technology

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