Mobile Credit Card Processing with Swipe

As I’m still waiting to hear back from Square about getting into their beta, and still waiting for Mophie to announce pricing for marketplace (which might not ship, as it’s disappeared from their website since posting this originally), I’ve decided to give Swipe from AppNinja’s a try.

Keep in mind that I’ve only been using it for a couple days now, so I’ll probably have more to add at a later date.

[ The Good ]
Super clean interface that makes manually entering a transactions a breeze, it also makes good use of your existing contact lists to quickly populate additional receipt fields.

Surprising good signature capture, made even better by using a Pogo Sketch from TenOneDesign. Which is nice to see, as a lot of the other apps for the iPhone don’t support signature capturing.

It also features support, which doesn’t limit you to only being able to process credit cards on your iPhone, and has a reasonable transaction rates (unlike Square, which I believe sports close to 5%).

[ The Bad ]
Really, the only drawback at this point is the customizable receipts feature needs to offer more robust options, there’s no way to change the layout of it, you can only control what’s displayed in the header and footer.  However, to their credit the app features a web controlled back end for customizable receipts, which means no waiting for Apple to approve changes if they update the receipt options.

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Aaron Nelsen

is the webmaster and senior technology editor. He's a career geek, coffee enthusiast, Apple fanboy, and accomplished barista pimp.

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