How to Use a Credit Card Reader Without Modifying Your Website

Do you have a payment form on your website that you want to populate when a customer swipes their credit card?

This is a common situation when using a website for a POS or kiosk application.

PaymentFormThe following fields are contained in the track data on most credit cards and can be populated automatically when the customer’s credit card is swiped.

  • Cardholder’s Name
  • Card Number
  • Expiration Date

Automatically populating these credit card fields when the card is swiped will save time and reduce errors from manual data entry.

All you need is KioskSimple and a Magtek credit card reader like the Magtek Dynamag.

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How to Get Great Results and Save on Costs with Hourly Based Software Developers – Part 3

We work with many of our clients on an hourly basis so I wanted to share some tips on how you can save on development costs and get great results working with hourly based software developers,

In the first part of this three-part series on working with hourly software developers we addressed some frequently asked questions.  In part two we covered several tips for working with hourly based developers to ensure that your project is a glowing success.

In this third and final part of our three-part series we’re going to cover our final four tips to help ensure the success of your project.

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How to Get Great Results and Save on Costs with Hourly Based Software Developers – Part 2

We work with many of our clients on an hourly basis so I wanted to share some tips on how you can save on development costs and get great results working with hourly based software developers,

In the first part of this three-part series on working with hourly software developers we addressed the following frequently asked questions…

  1. When does is make sense to hire an hourly based developer?
  2. How can I save money with an hourly based developer?
  3. How can I ensure that my project stays within budget without having a fixed price?

In this second part we’re going to cover several tips for working with hourly based developers to ensure that your project is a glowing success.

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How to Get Great Results and Save on Costs with Hourly Based Software Developers – Part 1

We work with many of our clients on an hourly basis so I wanted to share some tips on how you can save on development costs and get great results working with hourly based software developers,

Charging on an hourly basis is also referred to as “billing for time and materials” where the developer is paid for every hour worked.  This is appealing to the developer because it lowers their risk of working for free, but you may be wondering how this works to your advantage as the client.

To the unseasoned this may seem like a risky proposition since there’s no guarantee of the final cost, but with an experienced development firm it’s possible (encouraged even) to work on a budget so costs don’t spiral out of control.

In most cases hourly software development will end up saving you money and I’ll explain how in this article.

In the first part of this three-part series on working with hourly developers I’m going to address the following frequently asked questions…

  1. When does is make sense to hire an hourly based developer?
  2. How can I save money with an hourly based developer?
  3. How can I ensure that my project stays within budget without having a fixed price?

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