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September 19, 2011

PayPal’s vision for shopping and payments

PayPal gave the world a sneak peek this week of some of the new technologies and initiatives they'll be launching at next month's X.commerce Innovate conference. As PayPal President Scott Thompson noted in his blog post: PayPal is re-imagining money and making it work better for merchants and consumers – whatever device you’re on, wherever […]

August 12, 2011

Mobile apps with PhoneGap and PayPal

I’m currently finishing up a series of articles for the PayPal X Developer Network on building Android apps using Google’s free App Inventor tool.  Click here to read the first article (on getting started with App Inventor) and here for the second article (using web APIs).  Watch for the rest of the articles in that […]

July 29, 2011

PayPal Mobile for iPhone updates

PayPal has updated their iPhone mobile app which I’ve written about previously here and here. According to the PayPal Blog post: It features some great enhancements based on feedback straight from our users and general fixes for an even smoother experience. The post goes on to say: Our latest research findings indicated that our customers […]

July 21, 2011

PayPal Invoicing APIs in beta

Today I’d like to write a little bit about PayPal’s Invoicing APIs, currently in beta. The Invoicing APIs allow you to create and send electronic invoices.  Here’s PayPal’s high level description of how the APIs work, excerpted from the Invoicing APIs page on To initiate a request for payment, merchants initiate an API call […]

July 20, 2011

PayPal acquires carrier billing capability via Zong

PayPal recently announced that their parent company, eBay, is acquiring Zong (@zong).  Once the deal closes, Zong will become a part of PayPal. Zong provides a mobile payments system that bills consumers via their mobile phone carrier bills.  This Zong screencast shows you how the system works (if the YouTube embed below isn’t working for […]

July 14, 2011

iOSDevCamp at PayPal

Heads-up to everyone in or near the SF Bay Area this week: This year’s iOSDevCamp is being held Friday through Sunday, 15-17 July 2011, at PayPal’s San Jose offices.  In the words of the organizers: iOSDevCamp (previously know as iPhoneDevCamp and iPadDevCamp) is an annual not-for-profit gathering to develop applications for iOS, including iPhone, iPad, […]

June 29, 2011

Massive PayPal user and mobile payments growth

PayPal has been on fire lately with impressive growth in their active user base and mobile payments processing. This week PayPal confirmed that they’ve reached 100 million active users.  That’s a lot of people and businesses capable of purchasing from merchants using the PayPal X Platform!  And it comes on the heels of last week’s […]

May 24, 2011

Capture checks to PayPal on Android

PayPal’s mobile app for Android now supports check capture.  This brings it into parity with the iPhone app’s check capture support which I wrote about in late 2010. From the PayPal blog announcement: On average, about a million dollars per month have been uploaded since we launched mobile check capture on the iPhone. That’s a […]

May 12, 2011

Integrating Payments into WordPress, Part 3: Build Your Own PayPal Plugin

This is the third and final article in my series on using the WordPress weblog and CMS system. In the first article I introduced WordPress (aka “WP”), provided links to documentation to help you get up to speed with WP, and then showed you how to install and start using it. In the second installment, […]

May 11, 2011

PayPal's very smart purchase of FigCard

PayPal recently announced their purchase of FigCard, makers of an emerging mobile payments system. The official PayPal blog post on the purchase noted: Fig Card developed an extremely easy way for merchants to accept mobile payments in stores by using a simple and very low cost USB device that plugs into the cash register or […]