Tests Begin for Handheld Software Vending Machine
EZ ZAP has begun a public test of a kiosk that allows users to buy and download software onto their handhelds. Visitors use a touch screen to select software, then place their handheld on a shelf where the app is downloaded via infrared. The first unit has been placed near the company's headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa. If it is a success, the kiosks will be rolled out nationwide.
An assortment of software is available from the kiosk, including personal finance, travel, fitness, games, e-books and much more. Most of these are free, while others cost from $5 to $30.
The Principal Bank and PalmGear.com are initial sponsors of the service.
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