1 The Client
Our client is Forte Payment System based in Texas. Forte Payment has been bought over by CSG group, a multi billion dollar digital transformation company.
2 The Challenge
In year, 2009, smartphones had become very popular, and business and consumers were shifting to smartphones from desktops for their day to day transactions. Forte payment had a huge demand from its customers, who are restaurants and retail shops to provide mobile app, which they could use to accept payments. Forte payment wanted to build mobile apps, however, they did not have expertise to build mobile payment apps. Simpalm had experience in building mobile payment app and Simpalm was contacting payment companies in 2009 to help them build mobile solutions. It was a marriage made in heaven, Forte payment was happy to find Simpalm to help them build the mobile solution.
3 The Solution
We built mobile payment apps on iOS and Android
Simpalm is one of the best iPhone app development company in the USA and has developed a secured mobile payment processing app for Forte Payment System. This app allows merchants to accept payments from their customers anywhere with the smartphone. The app allows accepting Credit Card and ACH payments securely. We first did the UIUX design for the mobile apps and got them approved. We had to integrate external card readers to process credit card payments in Forte Mobile Payments. It was not decided to go with which particular manufacturer for Card Reader. We did lots of market research and worked with clients to choose the appropriate card reader manufacturer. We have integrated professional-grade MagTek® iDynamo readers that accept payment in a single swipe. We had to make apps PCI compliant back in 2011 when not many guidelines were available on how to make Apps PCI compliant. We followed the standard guidelines, implemented TDES encryption and made the app PCI compliant. We also studied the API of Forte Gateway and integrated the apps with their REST API using JSON format.