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PayPal's new ecommerce project X.commerce

From: Simon W.
Sent on: Sunday, August 21, 2011 10:45 PM


Interesting ecommerce projects being supported by PayPal, maybe one of their UK staff could drop in on our discussion :-)

Here's a quote from their blog post

Winners of PayPal's Third Developer Challenge Revealed!!




Hi Guys,

What an exciting time it’s been since we first announced the opening of our third Developer Challenge! As I stated back in March, the team here was thrilled to focus this particular challenge on the fast-growing Android ecosystem and it’s been great seeing the positive response from our community. Our developers embraced the idea of highlighting PayPal’s mobile APIs and technologies on the Android platform to produce unique and useful apps. Our judges had a great time reviewing all of the submissions and were pleased to see solutions that spoke to how the ever-evolving field of mobile payments will change the way we pay and get paid in the future.

Now without further ado, our top three winners are…

1st Place (winner of $25K)
Mopper: This solution brings a digital component to print media by giving media owners and advertisers the opportunity to reach customers on a whole new level through Print Commerce. Through the inclusion of a QR tag, customers are able to make purchases directly from print media – they simply scan the tag, press the Buy button to pay with PayPal and the product is delivered directly to your home address. Talk about immediate results!

2nd Place (winner of $15K)
PayPal for ThruTu Button: ThruTu allows users to share all kinds of information and media while they’re on a call – at the touch of a button and without disrupting the conversation. This unique PayPal for ThruTu button makes it possible for users to quickly, easily and securely make payments during a phone call.

3rd Place and People’s Choice Award Winner (winner of $10K)
SiZiga: This app leverages QR codes to help restaurants efficiently manage payments for groups, while simplifying the process for their customers. SiZiga eliminates the need for customers to manually divide up the bill and for restaurants to swipe multiple cards. A QR code is generated for each party and the guests are able to modify payment parameters (tip percentage, number of people paying, etc.) and then pay with PayPal by merely scanning the QR code with their mobile phone.

Congrats again to all of our winners for bringing to us such innovative apps that truly showcase how integral payments are to mobile apps. Many thanks to all the developers that participated and to MOTODEV, Motorola Mobility’s developer network, for supporting our Challenge and giving each of our winners a MOTOROLA ATRIX™ 4G. These Challenges do a great job of showcasing just how innovative our developer community is and I can’t wait to see what comes out of it next!!


Naveed (The BaldGeek)

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