• Flint wants to spark interest in its dongle-free mobile POS solution

    Tags: POS

The market has one more way to process credit cards on a smartphone. Startup Flint Mobile Inc. announced that its iPhone payments app is leaving beta and will be generally available for use.

Like other mobile point-of sale-products, Flint's app is aimed at helping small businesses accept credit and debit cards. The major difference with Flint is that it eschews the card-reading dongle approach, instead relying on the smartphone's embedded camera to read the data. (It sounds reminiscent of the card-reading technology from Jumio.) Additionally, Flint said its solution is integrated with social marketing and includes customer engagement tools.

"Flint's mission is to empower everyday small business users who are out and about and who are underserved by other solutions," said Greg Goldfarb, co-founder and CEO of Flint Mobile. "We've worked very closely with our beta users to develop a compelling app and are excited to make it available to a broader audience."

Flint charges 1.95 percent plus $0.20 per transaction for debit cards and 2.95 percent plus $0.20 per transaction for credit cards.

The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Redwood City, Calif. 

For more stories about this topic, visit the POS research center.

Related Content

User Comments – Give us your opinion!
Products & Services

Total-Customer Service

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6205.png

6205/Total-Customer-Service

Cellum M-Commerce

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6735.png

6735/Cellum-M-Commerce

mPayment

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/7033.png

7033/mPayment

Bulk SMS

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6121.png

6121/Bulk-SMS

Cardholder Present

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6745.png

6745/Cardholder-Present

TIO Mobile Pay

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/4446.png

4446/TIO-Mobile-Pay

Agency Banking

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/7043.png

7043/Agency-Banking

Total-Mobile Merchant Services

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6199.png

6199/Total-Mobile-Merchant-Services

Cellum Mobile Next

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6733.png

6733/Cellum-Mobile-Next

Total-Custom Setup

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6201.png

6201/Total-Custom-Setup

Wallet Wars
CONNECT 2014 Mobile Innovation Summit
Request Information From Suppliers
Save time looking for suppliers. Complete this form to submit a Request for Information to our entire network of partners.