Rooam Named “Best of 2016” in the 15th Annual Mobile Star Awards™ Program

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Mobile payment app earns the Superstar award in the Enterprise “Customer Mobile Payments” and the Rising Star award in the “Location-Smart Services” Categories

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“Rooam is currently offered at select bars, restaurants and clubs in the Washington D.C. area. Based on our initial success in the D.C. market, we are eager to expand our technology platform to other major markets around the country next year.”

Rooam, the world’s first socially connected mobile payment app that lets users pay for drinks, explore events and find friends at bars, lounges and clubs, announced today that it has been named one of the best mobile products of the year in the 15th annual Mobile Star Awards™ program, hosted by the mobile technology and news site MobileVillage.com. Rooam was recognized for winning the Superstar Award in the “Mobile Customer Payments” category and the Rising Star Award in the “Location-Smart Services” category.

Rooam provides a secure and hassle-free mobile payment solution that was developed to transform the way users pay for their drinks and have a night out. The app offers a unique “check out” feature that allows instant check out and the quickest way to pay bar tabs, in addition to real-time social media tools to discover events and pinpoint the location of friends in the area.

“Our goal is to let users take control of their night, and the Rooam team is very excited to be recognized for its innovation in the mobile payment and location-smart service categories,” said Junaid Shams, co-founder and CEO of Rooam. “Rooam is currently offered at select bars, restaurants and clubs in the Washington D.C. area. Based on our initial success in the D.C. market, we are eager to expand our technology platform to other major markets around the country next year.”

Since 2001, the Mobile Star Awards Program has showcased, honored and promoted leaders and their products in over 100 categories covering consumer mobile apps, mobile devices, enterprise mobile services, technology visionaries and success stories. Winners are chosen by the mobile-savvy readers and followers of MobileVillage.com.

“After 15 years, the Mobile Star Awards is still the only competition where today’s most exciting new mobile apps and innovations can compete against established competitors on a more level playing field,” says Mobile Star Awards Director Gary Thayer. “Votes are cast by not by a few judges but by the enthusiastic users, IT professionals and tech bloggers who dominate our readership. These people have first-hand knowledge of the ‘best of the best’ in mobile.”

According to BI Intelligence’s 2016 Mobile Payment Report, U.S in-store mobile payment volume will reach $75 billion by the end of the year. As the mobile payment industry prepares for an uptick in the number of U.S consumers making payments with their smartphones, the report also forecasts the number of in-store mobile payment users to reach 150 million by the end of 2020.

“Winning a Mobile Star Award is a great accomplishment that’s recognized by the entire mobile industry,” says MobileVillage Founder and CEO Jon Covington. “Mobile is now the fourth great wave of computing, and there are now millions of mobile products competing for our attention. Mobile Star Awards winners and nominees stand out from this crowd as the innovators and stars to watch and follow.”

All categories and winners are listed on MobileVillage.com at http://www.mobilevillage.com/mobile-star-awards.

Rooam is the world’s first socially connected mobile payment app that lets users find out where, what, and when the party is and who is going. As a seamless, secure, and hassle-free payment solution, Rooam reinvents the way users pay for their drinks and have a night out, through offering real-time social media tools to discover events and pinpoint the location of friends in the area. The app’s unique features include being able to “check out” instantly without waiting in line to pay for a bar tab. For bars and restaurants, Rooam provides a PCI- compliant platform that is easily and securely integrated with major POS systems in the industry without any additional hardware. The platform also provides an easy-to-use marketing tool allowing businesses to increase foot traffic, generate additional revenue, and enhance customer engagement. Rooam has launched its mobile app in Washington D.C., with plans to expand into other markets around the country. For more information, visit http://rooam.co and follow on Twitter @rooam.

About MobileVillage / PDA Inc.
Founded in 1993 as PDA Inc., MobileVillage® is a market and solution development company dedicated to advancing mobile technology in a wide range of industries. MobileVillage fosters education and alliances through news, an online directory, the annual Mobile Star Awards™ program, events listings, partnerships, and "Best of Breed" mobile solutions. MobileVillage®, the Mobile Star Awards™, and Go Mobile™ are trademarks or registered trademarks of MobileVillage / PDA Inc.

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