This week, we’ve been playing around with Square (@Square). Accept credit card payments from anyone, anywhere! We know, at first people jump to argue that this is not a safe thing for people to have for their phones! Identity Theft anyone? But the people at square have security measures in place to make this a safe app to use. All users must provide bank account numbers and verify information about themselves before being able to connect an account.
The app is free to download and they will send you a credit card swipe that connects to your phone for free as well! Square makes their money by charging a percent of each transaction just like any card company would. The money is direct deposited in your account instantly. Even the Salvation Army bell ringers are using it!
The coolest part of the app is that Jack Dorsey (@Jack), one of the founders of Twitter, is masterminding this application. So SQUARE UP, and start your small business.
Well, we’re feeling generous, so we’ll go ahead and let you in on another awesome app from the makers of Square.
Card Case takes Square one step further. Open a tab in your name at your favorite participating Card Case location and pay with Square. Imagine a world where you no longer even need a credit card. Give your name, get your order and walk out. The location services tells the vendor that you are indeed who you say you are.
What’s your favorite app? Share it already!
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