lanks: Just downloaded the app on my smartphone to read my Hop card. It reads the balance and the bus rides on my card which is cool.
It also has the topup option, but it seems like you can only topup the cash balance and not the bus rides. Anyone know if there are plans to support topping up bus rides?
I believe the rides are stored as tokens so your would need to get the tokens specifically from the token issuer which is probably Wellington Transport or whatever it is called rather than Snapper.
Snapper can happily add the cash balance because that is universal.
That would also be an easy way for other people or companies add their serices to a snapper card, they could work with snapper to issue tokens to the snapper card. FLYBUYS, AIRPOINTS, AA Fuel Rewards, etc could all theoretically be added to a snapper card AFAIK.
One card/device to rule them all