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Card.io makes paying by credit card a snap-of the shutter, that is

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Card.io makes paying by credit card a snap-of the shutter, that is
Card.io is a payment system that allows certain smartphone users to pay for a purchase by simply snapping a picture of a credit card. Currently available in 80 iOS flavored apps, the system improves on the technology of mobile payments. Card.io is coming to Android with the SDK now available so that developers can include the service to accept payment on their app. Once a picture of the user's credit card is taken, the system completes the transaction by getting an approval for the card.

Being able to snap a photo of your credit card to make a payment allows smartphone users to skip the time consuming typing in of a card's number, expiration date and other necessary information. Mistakes are often made by using a virtual or even a physical keyboard, and this is eliminated with Card.io. The credit card numbers and the image of the card are not saved by the company.

A demo of Card.io's SDK is available in the Android Market as a free download for those using handsets running Android 2.2 or higher. The company says that 750 developers have signed up to use the technology in a variety of businesses including e-commerce, ticketing, daily deal apps and ticketing. You can click on the video below to see a demo, or click on the source link to start to use Card.io in your Android or iOS  app. For those who require credit card payments in their apps, Card.io can be the heart (pun intended) of the software.

source: Card.io, AndroidMarket, via Engadget

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posted on 23 Sep 2011, 06:22

1. Phullofphil (Posts: 805; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)

it seems like a good idea. But i wonder how safe it really is.Than again there is keystroke copying programs that could take your credit card info possably. I guess it could maybe safer than typing in. Though i recommend using a Paypal account. On the other hand if sombody steals from my card my bank covers it. I dont think pay pal does. I guess you could transfer the exact amount into Paypal right before you buy

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 06:24

2. Phullofphil (Posts: 805; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)

Oh and i got first and second comment.

Blah blah blah blah. L (thats a laugh but not a laugh out loud cause it was not that funny}

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 08:41

3. ewnnnooo (unregistered)

hahah now watch this thing read the numbers wrong and charge someone else credit cards

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 07:56

4. iphoness (unregistered)

nice....i like your blog......... thanks for sharing.

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