Idaho mobile app lets government process transactions offline
Government agencies in Idaho will now be able to take mobile payments outside of Wi-Fi or cellular coverage – something that’s not always a given in Idaho’s rural areas – with a new Android application from Access Idaho.
Called OntheGo, the new application, which can be downloaded in the Google Play Store, allows government agencies to capture credit and debit card payments on Android smartphones and tablets.
The application is useful for employees who work primarily in the field as well as at conferences and events. Basically, anywhere funds need to be collected outside the office.
OntheGo includes an optional encryption-enabled swipe card reader that gives it a “store-and-go” ability. If outside Internet coverage, the application securely stores transaction data and the processes it automatically once back in a coverage area.
Users are then automatically sent an email receipt once the transaction is complete.
The mobile service accepts American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa payments through Access Idaho’s secure payment processor.
Access Idaho currently offers OtG to state, county and city government entities in Idaho only. However, plans include state and local government entities throughout the U.S. There are no merchant fees or monthly minimums, and technical as well as marketing support is also provided at no cost.
OtG meets Payment Card Industry standards and ties into Access Idaho’s payment engine, which is designed specifically for government and securely processes more than $25 billion annually.