March 23, 2012
Payfirma makes mobile payments available on Android
VANCOUVER--Payfirma, the leader of mobile point of sale apps for businesses in Canada, is proud to announce the release of its Android Mobile Payment App. Already available on the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Blackberry, anyone with a Payfirma merchant account can now accept all major credit cards and VISA Debit on their Android mobile and tablet devices, anytime, anywhere.
The Android app has all the updated features from the recent mobile payment re-vamp released in January of this year. Users will be able to swipe a card, sign on the screen, and send their customers a rich e-receipt complete with a map of the location of the purchase. Android powered businesses will have access to the real-time sales summary that tracks merchants daily, weekly, and month-to-date sales, location tagging, and multiple language support.
“We’ve been working around the clock to release Android support for our mobile payment application suite,” notes Michael Gokturk, founder of Payfirma. “All of our payment software is designed in collaboration with businesses – we build based on what their needs are,” Michael explains, “by focusing on speed, security and efficiency, our customers can easily accept payments on their phones or tablets and focus on making their businesses great.”
Payfirma is also working on NFC (near-field communication) support for all its mobile payment applications, enabling users to simply wave or tap their NFC enabled credit or debit card to Payfirma’s point-of-sale system to accept payments – further adding to Payfirma’s mandate of making payment acceptance simple and cost efficient.
“PayPass or payWave greatly allows our merchants to quickly and efficiently checkout at the cash register,” notes Gokturk, “by enabling our applications to communicate using NFC, lines at the register become a thing of the past.”
The payment app is free to download in the Android Market or on Payfirma’s website and is compatible with most Android devices.