Can mobile users pay other mobile users in app?


I'm not looking for a digital wallet, but rather a service with an API that we could use to let people who use our app make payments to others using our app (iOS/Android)

Does this service exist yet?

Mobile Payments Mobile Apps

asked Jul 8 '11 at 16:30
Long Winter
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3 Answers


There are a bunch of them... Paypal has a pretty easy to use one: PayPal Mobile API Also checkout paypal is your best bet in your case.

answered Jul 14 '11 at 18:35
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  • As far as I know PayPal can let your users, pay you in App... but not other users directly. – Long Winter 13 years ago
  • I double checked with Paypal and near as I can tell you are correct their new mobile payment product can do it. Cheers and thanks. – Long Winter 13 years ago


Im not aware of anyone offering this, but I would get in contact with Venmo. At the moment, it doesn't look like they offer any APIs; but perhaps they would be open to hearing ideas about P2P payments within 3rd-party apps. As it stands, the service is easy and cheap (no transaction fees) and you can send money via text message or their own iOS/Android/BB apps. They have the functionality you're probably looking for, should be an interesting prospect for them to consider at least.

answered Jul 8 '11 at 19:52
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  • Yeah I've checked them out and will definitely contact them. – Long Winter 13 years ago


I am not sure if this is allowed from the Apple In-App-Payment policies, but Paypal has a pretty ok API. You could use that to transfer money.

I recommend you that reading: Maybe that is of help too

answered Jul 8 '11 at 20:43
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  • Thanks very much I'll give it a look! – Long Winter 13 years ago

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