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Lead Story

Mobile leads 2014 payments parade


Industry Update

Pulse network sues Visa over debit card policies

Bebe breach a reminder of security vulnerabilities

NSA unleashes Nifi for commercial, government use

Cyber Week winners and losers


Relationships are integral to rapid growth

Global travelers shifting to mobile


Merchant life cycle marketing in acquiring

Marc Abbey
First Annapolis Consulting

Payments? Nah, we're a tech company

Todd Ablowitz
Double Diamond Group LLC


Street SmartsSM:
Spreading the word: Marketing tactics for the MLS

Tom Waters and Ben Abel
Bank Associates Merchant Services

Mastering the original merchant 'app'

Dale S. Laszig
DSL Direct LLC

The ISO calendar: Don't set and forget your ISO agreement

Adam Atlas
Attorney at Law

RDC and improved FI risk management

Company Profile

Chosen Payments

New Products

Fully integrated POS inside custom mobile apps

CardFlight SDK

Easy, interactive online menu

Online Ordering
EasyWay Ordering


Don't let broken resolutions shut you down


Readers Speak: Talent for addressing issues of substance

Boost Your Biz: Customer marketing bolsters bottom line

Resource Guide


A Bigger Thing

The Green Sheet Online Edition

December 22, 2014  •  Issue 14:12:02

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New Products

Fully integrated POS inside custom mobile apps

Product: CardFlight SDK

CardFlight, a provider of tools and technology to power mobile sales, reported it has an easy way to fully integrate the POS into custom applications for a complete mobile payments and mobile POS experience. The end-to-end solution includes encrypted payment card readers and a payment gateway that supports 23 payment processors.

CardFlight emphasized that its solutions are designed specifically for ISOs, acquirers, and merchant level salespeope (MLS), many of whom were involved in design decisions and early tests. The company does not sell or market any solutions or services directly to merchants. CardFlight also noted that developers can use its native software development kits for both iOS and Android platforms to seamlessly incorporate secure, leading-edge POS software into mobile applications by adding a few lines of code. CardFlight solutions have been broadly applied to an array of vertical industries including retail, food and beverage, beauty and wellness, and mobile delivery services.

Mobile in the real world

"We were trying to build a mobile app that would use a magnetic stripe reader to read credit card data, and quickly realized that existing options were difficult to use," said CardFlight Chief Executive Officer Derek Webster. The team quickly discovered that developing Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS)-compliant, mobile POS software is a complex proposition involving hardware integrations, customized encryption processes and integration with legacy software libraries that are frequently lacking in documentation.

"There needed to be an easier way to integrate mobile payments for real world commerce. It didn't exist in the market, so we decided to build it," Webster said. 

CardFlight's encrypted payment card readers function without cables and batteries and can be securely fastened to a mobile phone's audio jack. A PCI Level 1 certified payment gateway supports most major processors. A reseller portal facilitates onboarding and portfolio management.

CardFlight, a winner of the 2014 Electronic Transactions Association Technology Innovation Award, routinely hosts mobile meetups in New York City that showcase a range of emerging solutions designed to enhance the mobile payments technology ecosystem.

"We want to provide developers with the tools and inspiration they need to build awesome products, through presentations, workshops, hackathons and more," Webster said.

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