1. shyhermit's Avatar
    I like to know what is the "best" (paid or free) apps to keep scans of loyalty cards so that I don't have to carry them in my wallet?

    I saw many "wallet" apps in the app store, but all of them have too few reviews to allow me make judgment on which to try.

    Is there a popular app to do this kind of thing?
    05-04-2013 12:51 AM
  2. jclisenby's Avatar
    It depends on what stores you're looking for. Apple's built in Passbook solution does loyalty cards for many different places. I would check it out and see if where you shop is included.

    For places that aren't included, you can always just snap a photo of the barcode and then have the cashiers scan the barcode off your phone. I do this at some places and it works great. Just make sure you have a clear photo.


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    05-04-2013 07:18 AM
  3. phreddyl's Avatar
    Key Ring is a good one.
    05-04-2013 07:22 AM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Key Ring is a good one.
    +1 for Keyring. I used it on Android devices and still use it with my iPhone. It is excellent for loyalty cards, in my personal opinion.
    05-04-2013 08:20 AM
  5. shyhermit's Avatar
    Thank you for the suggestions so far.

    As you correctly guessed, I am looking for a solution "outside" of Passbook. I also want an app to "catalog" the photos of loyalty cards I take, so that I won't just put them in my camera roll.

    I just tried out Key Ring. It requires an online connection even to just add a card. Preferred an offline solution with online elements that are entirely optional.

    I am looking for a long-term solution, so I am most interested in an app that has been around for a while. This way, I know the app will not disappear with the next iOS update.

    Appreciate other suggestions you can offer.
    Last edited by shyhermit; 05-04-2013 at 08:36 AM.
    05-04-2013 08:22 AM
  6. Grabber5.0's Avatar
    I am using Key Ring as well, though I've only scanned one card in it so far. I don't remember forcing me to do anything online - though it wasn't for lack of effort. It did prompt me, but I cancelled out of any prompts to create an online account and it worked fine.

    I was very disappointed the first time I tried to use it and the clerk said it wouldn't scan and she had to just enter the numbers. Got the impression I wasn't the first to try to use my phone there. Was I just unlucky, or is this common? I know the screen is reflective, but I still would expect it to scan. Maybe she needs to try harder?!


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    05-04-2013 09:23 AM
  7. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Thank you for the suggestions so far.
    You're welcome.

    As you correctly guessed, I am looking for a solution "outside" of Passbook. I also want an app to "catalog" the photos of loyalty cards I take, so that I won't just put them in my camera roll.
    The Keyring app does this sufficiently.

    I just tried out Key Ring. It requires an online connection even to just add a card. Preferred an offline solution with online elements that are entirely optional.
    No, it does NOT 'require' an online connection and never has. It will offer you a way to save your the rewards card images online for backup & restore purposes, but that's about it, and that is 'optional'.

    I am looking for a long-term solution, so I am most interested in an app that has been around for a while. This way, I know the app will not disappear with the next iOS update.

    Appreciate other suggestions you can offer.
    Keyring has been around for awhile. Anyway, from a personal standpoint, I've only used the Keyring app and Passport for cataloging purposes. Those two are sufficient for my needs.

    Appreciate other suggestions you can offer.
    I just did a quick search in the App Store and saw CardStar. I've never used it or know anything about it, but it looks like something you may be able to use. Give it a try if you have time.

    UPDATE: A data connection is indeed needed prior to the scanning of the first card.
    Last edited by JustMe'D; 05-04-2013 at 11:31 AM.
    05-04-2013 09:37 AM
  8. Grabber5.0's Avatar
    No, it does NOT 'require' an online connection and never has. It will offer you a way to save your the rewards card images online for backup & restore purposes, but that's about it, and that is 'optional'.
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    It is pretty persistent about that - perhaps it was perceived as mandatory.

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    05-04-2013 09:46 AM
  9. shyhermit's Avatar
    Thank you. This is odd. I am looking at the app (Key Ring) right now.

    When I press the "Add Card" icon, this message pops-up:

    "Unable to Connect. Adding a card requires a data connection. Please check that you data connection is enable and try again."

    There is no option to disable this and no option to bypass the pop-up to add the card.

    Help?


    You're welcome.

    The Keyring app does this sufficiently.

    No, it does NOT 'require' an online connection and never has. It will offer you a way to save your the rewards card images online for backup & restore purposes, but that's about it, and that is 'optional'.
    05-04-2013 11:06 AM
  10. Fausty82's Avatar
    I just did a quick search in the App Store and saw CardStar. I've never used it or know anything about it, but it looks like something you may be able to use. Give it a try if you have time.
    I have used both... the process/function is similar... and the old "red laser" scanners in the various stores seem to have issues scanning the cards from both apps... it has to be related to the reflective screens on the iPhone... I think it’s the green lasers that read the cards/iPhone screen much better...
    05-04-2013 11:11 AM
  11. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Thank you. This is odd. I am looking at the app (Key Ring) right now.

    When I press the "Add Card" icon, this message pops-up:

    "Unable to Connect. Adding a card requires a data connection. Please check that you data connection is enable and try again."

    There is no option to disable this and no option to bypass the pop-up to add the card.

    Help?
    After reading your reply, I deleted the Keyring app from my iPhone 5 and then re-installed it. I went through the process of adding a card for the first time and I was NEVER prompted with what you described in your last post and was able to successfully scan a movie theatre card that I had lying around. After that, I deleted the app again, and then reinstalled it, but this time, I put my phone in Airplane Mode. Like the last time, upon initiating the app, I was prompted to allow my current location. I selected not to allow. I selected "no thanks" and then "Maybe later" in the subsequent screens. Now, when I select to add a card, I get the "Unable to Connect" error that you received above. I then disabled Airplane mode and was able to successfully add the test card without a problem. Having said that, you are correct that a data connection is needed, but your created cards do not auto-upload to the keyring servers. Feel free to read their Privacy Policy.
    Last edited by JustMe'D; 05-04-2013 at 01:05 PM.
    05-04-2013 11:27 AM
  12. shyhermit's Avatar
    That makes sense. Thank you for the confirmation.

    What a friendly and wonderful community this is! I am so glad I posed the question here.

    I love to see what other posters use as well. Perhaps there are other ones that are more suitable to my usage needs.

    After reading your reply, I deleted the Keyring app from my iPhone 5 and then re-installed it. I went through the process of adding a card for the first time and I was NEVER prompted with what you described in your last post and was able to successfully scan a movie theatre card that I had lying around. After that, I deleted the app again, and then reinstalled it, but this time, I put my phone in Airplane Mode. Like the last time, upon initiating the app, I am prompted to allow my current location. I selected not to allow. I selected "no thanks" and then "Maybe later" in the subsequent screens. Now, when I selected to add a card, I get the Unable to Connect error that you received above. I then disabled Airplane mode and was able to successfully add the test card without a problem. Having said that, you are correct that a data connection is needed, but your created cards do not auto-upload to the keyring servers. Feel free to read their Privacy Policy.
    05-04-2013 01:02 PM
  13. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I have used both... the process/function is similar... and the old "red laser" scanners in the various stores seem to have issues scanning the cards from both apps... it has to be related to the reflective screens on the iPhone... I think its the green lasers that read the cards/iPhone screen much better...
    I've been somewhat lucky in that regard. Walgreen's, CVS, Lids, Food Lion and Best Buy can scan my phone without a problem. I'm also assuming they have newer scanners.
    05-04-2013 01:08 PM
  14. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    That makes sense. Thank you for the confirmation.

    What a friendly and wonderful community this is! I am so glad I posed the question here.

    I love to see what other posters use as well. Perhaps there are other ones that are more suitable to my usage needs.
    You're very welcome and I'm glad to have been able to help. Take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend...
    05-04-2013 01:09 PM
  15. TurboTiger's Avatar
    Key Ring here.

    Good Luck
    05-04-2013 01:20 PM
  16. Grabber5.0's Avatar
    I have used both... the process/function is similar... and the old "red laser" scanners in the various stores seem to have issues scanning the cards from both apps... it has to be related to the reflective screens on the iPhone... I think its the green lasers that read the cards/iPhone screen much better...
    I just went back to that same store that couldn't scan my phone before. Got a smarter clerk who grabbed a hand scanner to scan my phone screen. The scanners in the register were red laser, but the hand scanner looked red too, though I didn't get a real good look at it.
    05-04-2013 06:47 PM
  17. AgentHeracles's Avatar
    I just went back to that same store that couldn't scan my phone before. Got a smarter clerk who grabbed a hand scanner to scan my phone screen. The scanners in the register were red laser, but the hand scanner looked red too, though I didn't get a real good look at it.
    I was wondering which store you are talking about Grabber5.0? This is in the interest of sharing for everybody's help.

    I just started with KeyRing and will compose a list of stores and the various scanners where they worked and didn't work for me as of yet.
    05-06-2013 11:15 AM
  18. Grabber5.0's Avatar
    It is a grocery store called Price Chopper. I am sure I'd have a different experience at every Price Chopper in town. I don't know if they have stores anywhere other than KC or not.
    05-06-2013 11:18 AM
  19. StampKey's Avatar
    Hi there,

    Why don't you try StampKey? - Take your card images and add the name you like to have them sorted alphabetically. Where you have QR-codes or barcodes, simply take the picture on that side of the card.

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    If you look for a loyalty stamp solution as a business, you can use the app to give yourself loyalty stamps with a StampKey business account.

    Cheers
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    10-16-2014 09:23 AM
  20. madeano's Avatar
    I use Stocard.. Updated for iOS 8 and 8.1 Has touch ID lock and a widget. It's free.

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stocard-rewards-cards/id444578884?mt=8

    .
    10-26-2014 09:25 PM
  21. coachcarder's Avatar
    On my Android, I had Beep-n-Go and it's amazing because I was able to use my phone on scanners where Key Ring wouldn't work. I think Beep-n-Go uses a different technology like laser scanning.
    04-02-2015 06:18 PM
  22. iEd's Avatar
    I use Key Ring but I see you use that already. Sorry.

    Key Ring Reward Cards by Mobestream Media
    https://appsto.re/us/K_jnw.i
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    04-02-2015 06:33 PM
  23. Dwood1970's Avatar
    Keyringis a good one.


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    04-02-2015 06:35 PM
  24. HankAZ's Avatar
    Stocard.


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    04-02-2015 06:38 PM
  25. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Well, since it's been almost 2 years since I responded in this thread, I suppose I should do an update. Initially, I used the Keyring app, but I've since switched to using Stocard thanks to Pink. I've been using it a while now and I haven't even considered going back to Keyring.
    04-02-2015 09:28 PM
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