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Moki Launcher to Power PayAnywhere Storefront

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May 01, 2014

Moki Launcher to Power PayAnywhere Storefront

By Casey Houser
Contributing Writer

Mobile app security company Moki announced this week that it has partnered with merchant sales provider North American Bancard (NAB). Moki will now provide its custom Android (News - Alert) home screen, Launcher, to power the NAB PayAnywhere Storefront, a payment processing kiosk.

The PayAnywhere device allows patrons to make credit and debit card payments by way of a card reader and touchscreen interface. It helps brick-and-mortar businesses offer a simple storefront solution for its customers that works with all major credit cards.

Now, Launcher will add dimensions of usability and security to the PayAnywhere device by allowing a business to customize its own interfaces. Business owners can use Launcher to control which apps it displays to users, and it can silently perform updates to apps without requiring owners to manually intervene. Tracy Metzger, CIO at NAB, spoke about the collaboration between the two companies.

“We needed to create a mobile point-of-sale solution that kept costs to our customers at a minimum, while creating a secure and merchant-friendly experience,” Metzger said. “By integrating Moki’s Launcher into our PayAnywhere Storefront solution, we were able to do just that.”

The Launcher website describes the software as being flexible and able to meet the needs of various businesses. Moki can craft a custom interface that completes a number of tasks including point of sale, redemption, and digital signing. Launcher runs as a locked-down application, only allowing users access to apps that businesses owners place before them. Within the PayAnywhere storefront device, Launcher can act only as a portal that processes electronic payments. Owners will still be able to update Launcher's configuration through the Manager remote management software or on the device itself.

PayAnywhere markets itself as more than an all-in-one payment solution. In addition to processing payments, the device can provide business owners with real-time analytics that can show what products customers are buying and when they are buying them. It can display custom inventory lists, complete with images that customers can browse. It can also produce receipts that include photos of purchased merchandise alongside product descriptions. Furthermore, PayAnywhere and Launcher will work together to encrypt user data and utilize tokenization to protect users' privacy and prevent fraud.

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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