Ready to share some big news to potential crowdfunding campaign backers, Kickstarter announced that its smartphone app will have a new Apple Pay feature.
On Monday (March 9th), the platform’s Carol Benovic stated:
“We’re happy to introduce an amazing new feature to the Kickstarter app that makes it even easier to back a project on the go. Thanks to the addition of Apple Pay, you can now back a project with the touch of a finger. No more manually entering your card details. No more holding your phone in two hands, even. Install our latest app update and you’ll be on your way to backing with nothing but a single thumb.
“This is the latest in a series of improvements to help make supporting the projects you love a more seamless (and now virtually hands-free) experience.”
Revealing what is compatible with the new feature, Benovic noted:
“Apple Pay is compatible with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. To use it, you’ll need a U.S. credit or debit card. Apple Pay is available for pledges to any project based in the U.S.”
In regards to the feature’s security, Benovic added:
“[It is] extremely secure! When you add a credit or debit card to Apple Pay, the actual card numbers are not stored on your device, nor on Apple servers. Instead, a unique Device Account Number is assigned, encrypted, and securely stored. Each transaction is authorized with a one-time Dynamic Security Code, instead of using the security code from the back of your card.”
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