Square: Mobile Payments Made Easy

I’ve been keeping my eye on Square for a little bit now, and they continue to pique my interest. Square is a simple idea: letting you people pay for things with just an app and an iPhone/Touch. The benefit of this is giving small businesses the ability to take credit card payments. So when you show up at the taco truck at 1AM after a long night of drinking without cash, you’ll still be in luck.

This seems like such a simple idea, though I’m sure it’s taken a lot of planning and research. But something like this is definitely in need, especially if the process is as easy as the video above illustrates. I’d love to see something like this combined with an iPad, it would almost be like the ultimate all-in-one order form. I’m really looking forward to seeing this idea progress into a more mainstream device.


February 12, 2010