Flint Mobile Brings Mobile Payment App to Android Devices
Flint scans card numbers using the smartphone camera, transaction processing occurs in real-time and no card data or image is stored on the phone.Mobile payment processing specialist Flint Mobile launched its swipe-free mobile payment app on the Google Play Store, a year after the original application debuted for Apple iOS devices. The platform is designed specifically for small businesses and their employees who work outside of traditional storefront and office environments, such as photographers, therapists, consultants, fitness trainers, computer and IT professionals. Flint scans card numbers using the smartphone camera and transaction processing occurs in real-time, while no card data or image is stored on the phone. The app is compatible with a broad range of Android devices used by small businesses and is free to download. Flint enables merchants to accept payments by scanning the card number instead of swiping through a reader. Users also can increase repeat and referral business through the app's integrated marketing tools.
"We've heard strong demand for Android and we're excited to bring Flint to a large new segment of customers," Greg Goldfarb, co-founder and CEO of Flint Mobile, said in a statement. "Since launching on the iTunes App Store last year, we've enabled tens of thousands of mobile businesses and we think that our 'no-card-reader' approach will be compelling across the Android user base. With Flint, all you need is your phone and you're good to go."