Smart Pasaload Facebook App Unveiled
Smart postpaid and prepaid users can now send load to the friends, through a Facebook app appropriately called Pasaload.
The app, which is available at http://apps.facebook.com/pasaload/, runs on Flash 10. Everything is controlled through a drag-and-drop interface. First, users add their Smart, Talk & Text, or Smart Gold number(s)—the app will only accept new “source” numbers after the user enters a code sent through a verification text. Next users add numbers they want to pass load to, even numbers not owned by their Facebook friends.
Users send load by dragging the desired source number to the “Drag from your numbers” box, then dragging the number(s) they want to send load to into the “Drag from your Friends/Contacts” box. After specifying how much will be sent to each recipient, users then click the send button and seal the deal. On the lower-right of the pasaload interface is a running list of previous transactions, for tracking purposes.
Who Can Use the App?
According to my source in Smart, Pasaload works for Smart users with the following numbers:
- Smart Buddy: to Smart Buddy and Talk n’ Text
- Talk n’ Text: to Smart Buddy and Talk n’ Text
- Smart gold: to Smart Buddy and Talk n’ Text
The app looks promising enough, but Smart might want to reconsider the drag-and-drop interface:
When thinking of the best examples of drag and drop interfaces (and I think that moving around maps is a great example of this), it is once again the manipulation of objects on a stage and not object selection, that seems to be common.
In other words, maybe the Pasaload app should be modified so that all users have to do is click on the numbers, instead of dragging them. Unfortunately, having no Smart number myself, my ability to test Smart’s new tool on Facebook is limited. Have you tried using the Pasaload app? What do you think of it?
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