Global crowdfunding platform Indiegogo has announced the immediate integration and availability of Apple Pay – incorporating the one touch iPhone payment system in their crowdfunding platform. Indiegogo joins a growing number of banks, credit card providers and retailers jumping aboard Apple’s spin on a digital wallet. Apple released their updated iOS today thus allowing any iPhone 6 or 6 plus user to pay using their iPhone.
Apple, which held its quarterly earnings report call today, has signed up; over 220,000 retail outlets, American Express, Visa & Mastercard, plus in App purchases for their payment service at launch. Indiegogo proudly announced being the “only crowdfunding partner to join the Apple Pay launch”. Indiegogo launched their iPhone App this past July allowing site users to review, follow and back the crowdfunding campaigns listed on their platform. Apple Pay was said to be phasing in with all US campaigns with complete integration occurring over the coming weeks.
“We’re always looking for ways to help people find and fund what matters to them—in the simplest way possible. As the only crowdfunding partner to join the Apple Pay launch, we’ve made supporting campaigns and bringing dreams to life even easier. The single-touch payment feature also comes with an additional built-in security layer through Apple’s Touch ID™ system, which encrypts and remotely stores credit card data. We take pride in our unprecedented trust and safety measures, which protect contributors and campaign owners, alike.”