I read this a few months and totally forgot writing about this. This is one impressive iPhone app from PayPal But that attempts to take the pain out of splitting the bill. The application helps PayPal and iPhone customers transfer money by simply bumping their phones together. Not bad right?
Registered users can send money securely over the Internet in the process. This feature takes advantage of a technology from Bump Technologies, which created a way to share contact information by touching two phones together. The app uses the phone’s sensors to “feel” the bump and the information swap is secure and happens instantaneously.
The application is free so go ahead and download it from the iTunes AppStore. Once someone logs in with their credentials and identifies the recipient via e-mail address, one just needs to bump their phone with the recipient to transfer money.
Such an unusual domain name don’t you think? X.com is owned by Paypal and the domain is for their PayPal X Developer Network. This lets developers integrate PayPal payment processing services without forcing users to redirect to PayPal’s website to enter payment information.
This new initiative is designed to allow the company to better compete with the likes of Google and Amazon, which offer similar services. A great product from Paypal targeted specifically e-commerce sites.
Now, how much do you think Paypal paid for this domain? After all, common words made as domain are pretty expensive. This is actually the first time I have seen a 1 letter domain.
I have a buy me a beer / coffee plugin for wordpress but my blogger blogs do not have one so I thought about scouring the net to look for one. I came across some that required you to place a code and changing some values.
I did not like it though because it would not let me save the blog’s template because of some format problem. I could not understand what the problem was so I tried to look for other alternatives. Luckily, I came across Buckdrop.
There is no registration necessary. Just fill out a form like your PayPal email address and a few clicks here and there with the options and you will be given a generated URL. You can use that URL to place it within your blogger template.
Make sure enable widget is checked then look for the code
. Place your buy me link below that, then save. Now you have that buy me link after every post in your blog. Pretty simple and straightforward. The only downside to this though, is if Buckdrop’s site is down. But well, I bet that rarely happens.