31 October Wednesday

“Istanbul Card” has been introduced to public with new applications by Mayor Uysal

Mayor Mevlüt Uysal introduced "Istanbulkart Mobile Application", which is original, domestic and national software of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM). With İstanbulkart mobile application, people can make many transactions from their smartphone quickly and safely, such as uploading money, viewing balances and monitoring account transactions.

The Mayor Mevlüt Uysal, introduced the Mobile Istanbul Card Application to prevent time loss and top-up queues in public transportation. Mayor Uysal said, “Istanbulites deserve the best of everything. Our citizens will no longer meet the “insufficient balance” announcement in public transport.”

Mayor Uysal has introduced the IMM’s "Istanbulkart Mobile Application" to the press media. Mr. Hayri Baraçlı,  the Secretary-General of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality; the Secretary-General assistants and the executives of  BELBİM Co., and members of the press and bureaucrats attended the public ceremony held at the IMM’s Saraçhane building.

One of the problems of many Istanbul Kart users, the problem of seeing the card look is ending with this application. istanbulkart is now in user's pocket with the new service of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality affiliate company BELBİM Co.

With the application, people can see almost all the filling points in Istanbul. People can also use the application in English or Turkish. The app is currently only available in the Android store.

Mayor Uysal noted that the foundation of Istanbulkart was first time established by the establishment of the Akbil system. He continued, “today, we have downloaded and automated the installation to the mobile phone with the mobile application and the money loading system was also provided to Istanbulkart. Mobil İstanbulkart Application, which was completely developed by local engineers does not have any risk because it is a private closed circuit system."

Uysal stated that there has been an agreement with a total of 10 banks including Vakıfbank, Denizbank, Halkbank, Ziraat Bank, Yapı Kredi Bank, Kuveyt Türk Participation Bank, Vakıf Katılım Bankası, Akbank, Şekerbank, İşbank, and Garantibank. Uysal said that he anticipated that all banks would be included in this system in the near future.

What People can do in practice with the Mobile Istanbul Card Application

–Instant Balance Views: In your NFC-enabled phones, users can view your instant balance by reading your Istanbul card behind your phone.

-Training Creation: With their agreed bank card information, users can create an order at the amount they choose in their Istanbul card.

-Download Instructions: With NFC-enabled devices, users can load instructions by reading their Istanbul card behind their phone. In non-NFC phones users can fill out the order by filling in the order and users can complete their filling process by reading their card at the nearest automatic filling machine (ticketmatik) or Istanbul Kart instruction loading points at smart stops.

-En Near Loading and Expense Points View: Users can view the nearest Istanbul landmark loading and spending points on their map to their location.






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