Smartphones are getting smarter and powerful day by day. But switching between aps and doing something is not that fun. You are in luck if you have ICICI bank account. ICICI bank launched an iOS keyboard which will let you transfer money from the onscreen keyboard itself called iMobile SmartKeys!
ICICI launched iMobile Smartkeys, an app that works in the same space where your smartphone keyboard shows up. It provides you a shortcut window into some banking and payment transactions. You will be able to use it without having to switch out of your current app to open the actual iMobile ICICI app on your smartphone.
How to enable iMobile SmartKeys
Unfortunately, this feature is only available in iOS, Android users can expect an update soon. iPhone users will have to update their app to get the keyboard. After the update, they have to add the keyboard from Phone Settings>General>Keyboard>Keyboards>Add New Keyboard>Third party keyboard>iMobile. The user will also have to enable full access for the keyboard from the keyboard options.
Now, in any application where the regular keyboard is being used, the user can long-press the globe icon on the keyboard and select ‘iMobile Smartkeys’ from the list. This will open an authentication screen within the keyboard area, where the user will have to enter their login PIN or Touch ID, depending on their iMobile login option.
There will be two tabs visible after logged in. The ‘Fund transfer using Payees’ is to directly send money to a registered payee with the added option of pasting a message on the chat window, which can be sent to notify them. If you add a ‘mobile recharge’ or ‘utility bill payment’ in the favorite list in iMobile, it will be visible in the favorite tab in iMobile Smartkeys options.
This feature was developed by a participating group in ‘ICICI Appathon’, a virtual mobile app development competition. And ICICI has always been one of the banks using technology to make banking easier for their customers. Their app was the first mobile banking app in India and even their recent launch of Pockets, India’s first digital bank, has been really successful. The Android version of this feature is expected to arrive to their Android app quite soon.