Can I use an Android emulator on my PC (Win7) to run SquareUp CC Processor?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by BrianGriffen, May 6, 2011.

  1. BrianGriffen

    BrianGriffen Registered Member

    Mar 9, 2011
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    There is a service called "squareup" that allows you to swipe credit cards using your Android / Apple Smartphone.
    You sign up and they send you a little device that reads credit cards. You plug it into your phone and install the app.
    Swipe a card and bam - payment processed! -They also have weekly payouts which is totally awesome!
    ALSO: I do most of my billing in real time, so the virtual terminal (keyed in on the phone) is a huge plus in my book.

    Thing is that it only works in this manner. Squareup doesn't have any sort of online billing or website integration. This means if I want to use squareup for card swipes and key ins, fine, but I have to use a different payment processor for my website and recurring payments. THAT SUCKS, but I can live with it for now because those two features are exactly what has been missing from my payment processing capabilities so far!

    It would be great if I could use this service with my computer. Is there a way I could fake a andorid based smartphone in windows, plug the card reader into my computer and go to town? Anyone know of an emulator that would do this?
    Last edited: May 6, 2011