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‘Pronto’ App for iPhone Checks your PRESTO Card Balance and It’s Free for #Canada150

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Pronto Checker is an iPhone app which utilizes your smartphone’s camera to check the balance of your PRESTO card. Users can login to the app with their existing PRESTO credentials and see their balance, without going to the prestocard.ca website.

The app normally retails for $1.39 CAD, but it’s going free for a week starting today, as part of Canada 150.

Features of the app:

– Scan your card number with the camera
– Login using your registered credentials
– See your balance in Today Extension
– Supports multiple accounts and cards

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The Canadian developer behind the app, Jerry Yu, told iPhone in Canada one of his motivating factors to create Pronto, was the clunky prestocard.ca website. He wanted to simplify the process to let people check their PRESTO balance only, anytime, saying “I wanted to make it easier for people, which in turn helps increase their use of public transportation.”

The app sends your personal data from your iPhone to the PRESTO website over a secure connection, ensuring user privacy.

Click here to download Pronto Checker for iPhone in the App Store while it’s free. Let us know how you like it.

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