HackCamp London

London • 12-13 June 2010

Chip In

by Leo Tong

iPhone web app based on jqTouch that allows users to donate micropayments via PayPal for now and potentially and ideally a quicker method like the new PayPal iPhone libraries, background SMS, in-app purchase or a bespoke payment system like Amazon’s, so that users don’t have to reenter things like credit card details or phone numbers each time.

Micropayments are suggested around giving up daily luxuries that we all get to enjoy, such as coffee, a pint of beer, a cheap meal out, or even being able to buy an iPhone app.

This way the user won’t feel like they’re really giving up much but rather a token payment. Hopefully this might be able to use push or email notifications to users to remind them of regular token payments.

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