card.io Launches Payments App, Mobile Payments SDK

card.io, a mobile commerce company founded by two former AdMob employees, Mike Mettler and Josh Bleecher Snyder, today announced their first consumer app: Card.io payments app allows anyone to accept a credit card payment simply by using the camera on their phone, with no extra hardware needed. The app experience is simple and clean: download the app (available for both iOS and Android), sign up with card.io, hold a card up to the phone camera, and that’s it – there’s no swiping or typing. “Most consumers don’t have separate hardware to swipe a credit card, so we built this app for them” said Mike Mettler, founder of card.io. Mettler continued, “Whether you’re splitting the bill at lunch, paying a friend for gas on a ski trip, or buying a couch on craigslist, card.io payments is the fastest, easiest, and most secure way to accept payment.” There are no setup or monthly charges, and you only pay fees on a successful purchase. Pricing is 3.5% plus $0.30 per transaction, and payouts can be made to PayPal or your bank account.


Card.io is also announcing the availability of it’s Mobile Payments SDK for iOS and Android. Since the company previously launched a Scanning SDK for iOS in June and Android in September, over 160 apps have integrated with card.io. The company’s new offering, available for both platforms, allows developers to not just scan a credit card, but to process that card using card.io’s one-stop payment solution. “Developers kept asking us to take more friction out of the payment process” said Mettler. “With our new SDK, you don’t need to worry about merchant accounts or payment gateways because the Mobile Payments SDK is a full-stack payments solution. Developers sign up with card.io, download the SDK, and start monetizing.”

FusionCharts Releases Data-driven Gauges, Dials, Funnels and Widgets in JavaScript (HTML5)

FusionCharts has released FusionWidgets XT, the JavaScript (HTML5) version of FusionWidgets, making it easier for businesses to monitor KPI’s and other critical data. Now available in both JavaScript (HTML5) and Flash, it brings a seamless app experience across PCs, Macs, iPads, iPhones and a majority of other mobile devices.

“Businesses today are constantly bombarded with an overwhelming amount of corporate data that needs to be transformed into actionable pieces of information that can facilitate insight and action. This is where effective dashboards play a vital role by enabling key decision makers to access and analyze key information, spot trends and act on it accordingly to take or influence decisions that help the overall success factors,” says Pallav Nadhani, co-founder and CEO of FusionCharts.

“Dashboards that display relevant and succinct information bridge the gap between corporate strategy and seamless execution. It is therefore imperative that the best in class data visualization aides are adhered to. More often than not, dashboards fail due to a lack of understanding, usage of run-of-the-mill tools and ineffective visualization methods.”

FusionWidgets XT is the perfect addition to executive dashboards, stock monitors, process monitoring applications and financial applications. It offers a wide variety of gauges and charts including dial charts, linear gauges, Gantt charts, funnel charts, sparklines and data-streaming column, line and area charts. Taking data in both XML and JSON data, it can be integrated with any server-side technology (ASP, ASP.NET, PHP, JSP, ColdFusion, Ruby on Rails etc.) and database.

FusionWidgets XT is a part of the FusionCharts Suite, but functions independently of the other products in the suite as well.
For more information, visit the product tour at http://www.fusioncharts.com/tour