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  1. Daniels3337

    Daniels3337 New Member This Topic's Starter

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    My roommate is in a band and recently saw a commercial featuring an app for the iPhone that allows you to run credit cards. Is something available like this for motor Droid?
     

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  2. KlaymenDK

    KlaymenDK Well-Known Member

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    Is that the little swipe reader that plugs into the headset port?

    Doing a quick search reveals an article on CHARGE Anywhere, LLC which seems to work with a form of a Bluetooth-enabled printer/card reader hardware accessory.

    It also came up with Merchant Swipe ("Everything you need to process credit card transaction on your G1 Enabled Mobile Device"), but I can't really tell how it's supposed actually read somebody's card. Their video demo just shows a ton of typing -- in an Emulator no less. :confused: FYI, the Market link is here.
    I'm sure there are other options, too.

    Best of luck, mate! :cool:
     
  3. Eris Lover

    Eris Lover Well-Known Member

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    I just saw a new app come out few days back called iCharge. I checked out their website, didn't have as much info on it that I would like to see from someone playing with your money but worth checking out. It did state that they had been in service on the iphone for a while. maybe the same you saw a comercial for?
     
  4. CHARGE Anywhere

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    CHARGE Anywhere has a software application that can be run on almost every operating system that mobile devices utilize. The phone can be paired with a Bluetooth Printer/Card reader that allows the merchant to swipe the credit cards and also print a receipt.
    On android devices, the merchant can also have the customer sign on the device using their finger, and this is stored in CHARGE Anywhere's PCI Certified Payment Gateway where merchants can retrieve it in real-time.
    Along with the transaction data and the signature, the location of the transaction is also sent so that a merchant can view a map of the exact location that the transaction took place.

    This software/solution is available for just $7.99 a month. The card reader/printer is an optional cost. (transactions can be performed by manually typing in the card number).

    One of the benefits of CHARGE Anywhere is that they allow you to use your own merchant service provider. You do not have to switch processors.

    For more information you can visit CHARGEAnywhereDirect.com at http://www.chargeanywheredirect.com

    You can also view a video of the solution on YouTube at YouTube - CHARGEAnywhereMKTG's Channel

    CHARGE Anywhere Direct - 800.404.2014
     
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  5. IMMensaMind

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    Can anyone think of a good reason why credit card issuers cannot put a QR code right on to their credit cards - or retrofit existing cards with a QR code sticker, to enable instant transactions via barcode readers on phones?

    I can also see QR codes replacing credit cards entirely - placing your buying power right on your phone (password/biometrically protected, of course). It could also eliminate the need for a physical receipt, by allowing "virtual" receipts, transferred via bluetooth or e-mail to one's account/accounting programs.

    Yes...I want credit for the idea. lol This would be a phenomenal app IMO.
     
  6. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande? VIP Member

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    heh looks like charge anywhere comes to you.
     
  7. bob_art

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    Here's another credit card processing application for the Android - Mobile Merchant Pro. It does not have a card swiping facility (you have to enter the credit card information manually), but it is absolutely free, and only needs an Authorize.net or PayPal Web Payments Pro account. You can download the app for free at www.1nbcard.com/. The company is 1st National Processing, and the strategy is to give away the app for free in hopes of getting the customer to sign up for a Merchant Account with them. But, there are no restrictions on the app, so you can use it with your own merchant account. It's a nice deal, and worth a try. :D
     
  8. KlaymenDK

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    O yeah! This, and conveniently placed surveillance cameras = profit!!1! :cool::D

    Nah mate, I'd be very happy to keep my money-dispersing device under strict control. There's already been reports of keys (you know, physical ones for real doors) being successfully copied based only on a photo snapshot and some graphical processing. If anything, the custom image on my next card will read "If not held by this dude -->[photo], please call the cops!" :p
     
  9. tsweez

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    We are the developers for the Mobile Merchant Pro application and bob_art said is absolutely correct. Our BlackBerry and Android applications are entirely free. For those who already have a PayPal Website Payments Pro or Authorize.Net account, you won't need anything else.

    Of course, if you need a Merchant Account, or Authorize.Net account, there's a handy form in the application, or you can visit Mobile Phone Payment Solutions

    As for swipe support, if this is important to you, please drop us a note in the MMP forum at Mobile Merchant Pro - Mobile Phone Credit Card Processing and we'll certainly consider it.


     
  10. IMMensaMind

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    Ok Klaymen: I wasn't aware I had to proffer a complete business plan to offer a simple concept here, but now that you've decided to be a wise ass (;)), I'll expound a bit.

    You can secure numbers off of a card with security cameras presently, so all that would be needed for an extra measure of security with this idea is some sort of biometric add-on with the QR code. Like a thumbprint.

    Happy? :rolleyes:

    :D
     
  11. 78racing

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    Maybe you are referring to Square, This is the same guy that invented Twitter.
     
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  12. IMMensaMind

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    ^^^this.
     
  13. 78racing

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    Maybe you are referring to Square, This is the same guy that invented Twitter.

    Is that better IMMensaMind? wasn't commenting on your post, my bad.
     
  14. IMMensaMind

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    I knew you weren't. I was just saying that Square has it figured out - roughly. The next level is an app that reads a code where a swipe device isn't needed at all, but instead CC companies have migrated to "virtual" CC's.
     
  15. KlaymenDK

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    Ok, I see your point. :)
     

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    Be ForeWarned many merchant accounts have hidden charges. Its hard enough to have people find your website let alone make money through it. I use a merchant account with KAGI.COM and they have been ok. they want about 10% of your profit BUT its worth it if you sell under $1000 usd a month. Whatever you do read the fine print before you jump in!
     
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    I'd like to resurrect this thread.
     
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    hi there. We just opened a merchant account with chase. (they charge you for everything!) my question is even having my merchant account with chase, can i use the mobile merchant pro to input the numbers of the credit card and that way not paying chase the almost 2% they charge us per transaction?
     
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    http://www.cnet.com/8301-19736_1-20005441-251.html

    Paypal's Android app has "bump" payment.

    Chase's app has a "take a picture of a check to deposit it" that works well (cover the flash on your camera for best results).

    NFC is a new tech you should look into. It's currently featured in the Nexus S and select 2011+ android devices. The iPhone 5 is also rumored to get NFC.
     
  22. tsweez

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    You could use it, but it would cost more, not less because you would still need a gateway.

    Mobile Merchant Pro will work with Authorize.Net, QuickCommerce (Authorize.Net) or PayPals Web Payments Pro. You could use Mobile Merchant Pro with Chase, but then you'd need to add either an Authorize.Net or QuickCommerce gateway. Figure $8 per month (Mobile Phone Payment Solutions) but even then, you'd still need to pay Chase.

    Of course, if you already have Authorize.Net, QuickCommerce, or PayPals Web Payments Pro, you can download Mobile Merchant Pro now and get going. Basically, MMP is a free GUI to these gateways.

    Install is easy...

    1. Open a browser on your Android Device
    2. Go to "android.mobilemerchantpro.com"
    3. Review the license agreement and approve.
    4. Product will begin installation

    Best, Tim
     
  23. claudsimms

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    Yeah there a various ones out there. A buddy just started using Pay Anywhere on his droid and likes it.
     

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