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Square: Make an app for Windows 8 and Phone 8
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Square: Make an app for Windows 8 and Phone 8

    1. Ezekiel Carsella
    2. Petition by

      Ezekiel Carsella

      Landrum, United States

Recently Windows Phone was snubbed by Intuit when they pulled their Go Payment app for their terminal from the store. When you do a search for Credit Card terminals only 3 apps pop up and none of which are developed by Square. Unless you are living under a rock Square is a massively popular credit card terminal that docks in your 3.5 mm headphone jack to accept credit cards. Only thing is: availability is limited to iOS, and Android.

So Why bring Square?

Because thousands of people use Square and if a small business wants to use it for his business he would be limited to getting an Android or iOS device.

How will a petition help?

It has the ability to take everyone's voices and put them into 1 strong voice to send a message to Square. The worst that can happen is Square ignores it right?

Why should I sign the petition if I don't use Square?

Because Square is a high quality app that could bring other developers to Windows 8/ Phone 8 because it shows that Windows 8/ Phone 8 is worth developing for.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 4,000 signatures
    2. Someone sponsored our campaign!

      Ezekiel Carsella
      Petition Organizer

      Hello!
      I know this was originally created.... a long time ago but the Book N Tech team is dedicated to helping the WP platform grow. Thanks to our supporter helping to spread the word and to all who have signed the petition!

    3. Reached 3,000 signatures
    4. Bit old news but encouraging

      Ezekiel Carsella
      Petition Organizer

      Actually this headline is from before the petition started. Still find it very encouraging
      http://wmpoweruser.com/square-ceo-hints-at-a-windows-phone-app/

      Square CEO hints at a Windows Phone app | WMPoweruser

      Square, the mobile payment company, has hinted they are considering a Windows Phone app. At a breakfast in New York today, Square CEO Jack Dorsey announced a partnership with Starbucks, bringing the service to accept mobile payments via the Pay with the Square app to 7000 Starbucks stores.

    5. Reached 2,500 signatures
    6. Cube on WP better than Square

      Ezekiel Carsella
      Petition Organizer

      Well a friend has told me that an excellent app called Cube has made a Windows Phone app credit reader and all with no monthly fees just 2.5% per swipe less than Square! Even accepts AMEX cards so go try it out!
      http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/cube-credit-card-terminal/258cc5d5-f676-42fc-8f69-2e3a904ae710

    7. PayPal Here is coming to Windows

      Ezekiel Carsella
      Petition Organizer

      According to Vend HQ the PayPal Here app is in development for Windows. No specifics on Windows or Phone 8, but this is GREAT news because PayPal Here is an excellent mobile payment solution better than others like Innerfence and comparable if not better than Square. A nod your way eBay for doing this.

    8. General News Update

      Ezekiel Carsella
      Petition Organizer

      Glad to see people still coming! Square still refuses to make a Windows Phone app, but if we continue to pester them by sending them e-mails maybe we can get through!

    9. Reached 2,000 signatures
    10. General News Update!

      Ezekiel Carsella
      Petition Organizer

      Well I know it has been a long time but we are still picking up people signing the petition almost at 2,000! PayPal has released their own Square alternative but no Windows Phone app :( Guess we have to reach them too!

    11. Square still discrimminates against Windows Phone

      Ezekiel Carsella
      Petition Organizer

      I recently spoke to Square help again attaching the petition and once again they sang the song, "Hello Ezekiel,

      Thanks for your feedback. As indicated earlier, we don’t currently have plans to support Windows devices, but we’re constantly working to improve our product based on the feedback we receive from our customers. I’ll be sure to document your feature request with the appropriate team.

      Please keep in mind that Square will be able to use and share any idea you submit without any obligations or restrictions. For more details, see section 45 of our Merchant User Agreement.

      Keep an eye out for any updates to the app.

      Best Regards,

      Penny S.
      Square Support ​
      squareup.com/help"

      So don't give up hope there is some just need some more signatures!

      Square Help Center

      United States (English) Canada (English) Canada (Français)

    12. InnerFence has an official app for Windows 8 and Phone 8!

      Ezekiel Carsella
      Petition Organizer

      http://www.innerfence.com/apps/credit-card-terminal/windows

      If you have never heard of innerfence then I say please look into it. With a good track record they are a worthy competitor to Square and a lot smarter because they have released an app for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8. Above is the link to the Windows 8 page on their website and below is the URL to the Windows Phone app.

      http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/credit-card-terminal/58b2239f-30de-df11-a844-00237de2db9e

    13. Reached 1,500 signatures
    14. If you have Windows 8 you should use Innerfence.

      Ezekiel Carsella
      Petition Organizer

      Well if you have a Windows 8/RT device you can use Innerfence's new app for credit card purchases.
      http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/app/096ea19f-9c96-4e4b-ac71-5e079c3f7992

      Credit Card Terminal app for Windows in the Windows Store

      Learn more about Credit Card Terminal by Inner Fence and download it from the Windows Store

    15. Alternatives to Square

      Ezekiel Carsella
      Petition Organizer

      So far I have been hearing a lot of businesses with Windows Phones that want Square to use as a credit card terminal. Here are some alternatives that can be used with Windows Phone. BTW if you have a Windows 8 tablet or laptop you can use the innerference.com app. http://alternativeto.net/software/square/

    16. Reached 500 signatures
    17. Square has no current plans to develop for Windows Phone 8

      Ezekiel Carsella
      Petition Organizer

      I just spoke with a Simon C from the Square help desks and they told me they had no reason to support any Windows Phone devices but if they had plans they would be sure to announce it. Here is a quote: "Hello Ezekiel,

      We currently only support Apple iOS and Android platforms. We don’t have any plans to support Windows mobile devices at this time. Should this change in the future, we’ll be sure to announce it. Keep an eye out for updates on https://squareup.com.
      Thank you for your interest in Square." I have heard a lot of very formal responses much like this which seem to say there is more going on under the surface. Anyway please help sign the petition and ask your friends to too!

    18. Reached 100 signatures
    19. Petition gets Headlined on Geekwire!

      Ezekiel Carsella
      Petition Organizer

      Well we are gaining some support from the tech media. Todd Bishop at Geekwire just posted a wonderfully written article about our petition! Thanks a lot to the Geekwire staff and Todd Bishop!
      http://www.geekwire.com/2013/windows-phone-users-petition-app-makers/

      Windows Phone users petition Square, Instagram, Google for apps

      Are you using Windows Phone but missing a favorite app? Maybe an online petition will do the trick. That's the strategy being tried by some Windows Phone users in an attempt to get app makers including Square, Google and Instagram to make versions of their apps for Microsoft's mobile platform.

    20. Reached 10 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Jason Davis PEORIA, IL
      • about 13 hours ago

      I have replaced the iPad with surface rt and would like to be able to accept credit card payments without resorting to my phone.

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    • Ty Hulse PROSSER, WA
      • about 17 hours ago

      The Window's Phone is far more useful to me as a writer and artist. And I sell at a lot of conventions and Comicons, across the Western half of the country.

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    • Neide machado TORONTO, CANADA
      • about 17 hours ago

      I have a windows phone and a small business and it would make life so much easier

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    • Shell Sampson GOSHEN, NY
      • 1 day ago

      I sponsor events and activities and have upgraded to Windows Phone and would like to be able to use Square

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    • Sharon Sears RENTON, WA
      • 1 day ago

      I will soon be vending at a convention, and the wireless is not secure. The Square on my Windows phone would be ideal!

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