| | 12-15-2012, 06:16 PM #3
Just thought I would share this. It is the transcript of my discussion with Intuit about supporting WP. Doesn't look good. I will try a few others, but this was disappointing:
Elias: Hello, thank you for chatting with us today. How may I help you?
Todd: Hello Elias. My Wife and I are trying to start her own small business, and we need to know if there are any plans for a Go Payment Credit Card reader for Windows Phone. We really enjoy these types of devices, and do not want to move to Android or the iPhone. Any thoughts?
Elias: Is it a window 8 phone?
Todd: We would be more then happy to move to a Windows Phone 8, but right now we both own WP 7 devices.
Elias: From what I understand you can make a Windows 7 Phone run apps instead of windows is that correct?
Todd: Not sure what you are asking. I know with the new Windows Phones, they can run all the WP7 apps, but the apps being written for WP 8 (and the tablets) may not run on the older devices. But I do know there is no Go Payment for WP7 right now.
Elias: Well what I do know is It wont work in app on a Windows 8. You would be able to process transactions on the secure website with the phones browser.
Todd: So, we can use a go payment reader using the mobile browser of a Windows Phone? Is that correct?
Elias: With the phones browser you would have to key enter the transactions.
Elias: The reader will only transfer info into a device that supports the app.
Todd: And there is no plans for an app to support WP 8 or the Windows 8 Tablets? Keying in the transactions would not be practicle for my Wife's plans.
Elias: Not at this time for Go Payment. Do you have a need to mobile process because we have a service designed to work on a computer?
Todd: My wife will be at craft show, often outside in parks and flea market-type events. A mobile device would be the only way to ensure connection. WiFi would not always be available. I am very sorry to hear that you do not have plans for WP. I would sure appreciate it if you passed on that there is a desire for that on WP.
Elias: Is there anything else I can help you with today?
Todd: No, and I very much appreciate your time. Hope you have a great Holiday season.
Elias: You too