PunchTab Loyalty Program Plugin Now Available to Wibiya Social Bar Users
PunchTab and Wibiya Enter a Partnership to Make Loyalty Programs Fast and Easy to Integrate
PALO ALTO, CA and SAN MATEO, CA, Jan 25, 2012 -- PunchTab Inc., the world's first instant loyalty platform allowing bloggers and businesses to create free social and mobile-enabled reward programs and Wibiya, the web's fastest-growing social tool bar, today announced a partnership that allows websites and blogs to integrate PunchTab via the Wibiya social bar.
Wibiya provides a social tool that enables websites to integrate the most popular services and web apps on a fully-customizable bar appearing at the bottom of their site. Through the PunchTab plug-in for Wibiya, websites can now add a loyalty program in minutes, incentivizing fans and users to drive more frequent and deeper engagement and retention by awarding points for social interactions.
PunchTab is the first loyalty and rewards platform to integrate with Wibiya, who currently reach over 175,000 live websites and 200 million unique users. The PunchTab plug-in will appear as an icon within the Wibiya bar next to Facebook, Twitter, and other essential services that readers use to drive social sharing and word of mouth marketing for the brands they love.
"PunchTab's loyalty program is a great addition to the Wibiya application marketplace. Wibiya publishers can now easily create an online loyalty program in just a few minutes and add it to their websites," said Dror Ceder, CEO and Co-Founder of Wibiya.
"We want to enhance what users are already doing and create natural plugins that compliment normal activity," said PunchTab founder and CEO Ranjith Kumaran. "By building a plugin for the popular Wibiya platform, we've created an easy, streamlined way for Wibiya publishers to integrate a PunchTab loyalty program into the service they already know and love."
The PunchTab plugin is now available for download on PunchTab at http://www.punchtab.com/wibiya-plugin or in the Wibiya app store at http://wibiya.conduit.com/web_application/punchtab
About PunchTab, Inc.
Founded in January 2011, PunchTab is the world's first instant loyalty and rewards platform allowing bloggers, brands, and businesses to create free social and mobile-enabled loyalty programs in minutes. Through the PunchTab platform, consumers earn points for engaging on websites, in stores, and social sharing sites like Facebook and Twitter, redeemable for discounts and prizes from a customized catalog. Over 4,000 publishers are using PunchTab's tightly-integrated rewards program to engage and incentivize over 10 million consumers every month, with no development or marketing costs. Web and mobile app developers can now utilize the PunchTab Developer Tools for a tightly integrated solution.
Based in Silicon Valley and led by founders Ranjith Kumaran, co-founder of YouSendIt and Mehdi Ait Oufkir, an early YouSendIt employee and founder of JellyDo.com, a location-based reminder service for Foursquare users, PunchTab is funded by Mohr Davidow Ventures, The Social+Capital Partnership, Crunch Fund, Venky Harinarayan and Anand Rajaraman. For more information visit www.punchtab.com .
Wibiya provides a FREE, powerful solution that enables the quick and easy integration of popular web applications directly into your website -- games, Facebook and Twitter buttons, live chat, video & image galleries, and more -- via a fully-customizable web bar. The Wibiya Bar, which appears at the bottom of your site, instantly enhances your website experience, boosting user engagement, increasing page views and time spent on site, and promoting your content. Wibiya also gives you the power to manage you bar's performance in real time through the Wibiya user dashboard. Founded in 2008 and acquired by Conduit in 2011, Wibiya allows over 175,000 publishers in 120 countries around the world -- from small businesses to global brands such as, Jelly Belly, Brothersoft and Free Ride Games -- to promote their content and engage more than 200 million users with the Wibiya Bar. For more information visit http://wibiya.conduit.com