Today we take a look at Merchant Consumer Exchange (MCX) and CurrentC, the contactless payment system that is positioned as a competitor to Apple Pay. We use MCX and CurrentC as a lens to examine our own behavior and customer hostile behavior. What responsibility does an independent software developer have to make design choices that benefit customers? How should an indie balance his needs and interests against those of his customer? Are there any lines that just should not be crossed?
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Show Notes & Links
- This terrible CVS receipt shows why Apple Pay has little to fear from retailers by Dan Frommer
- Stick a fork in CurrentC. It’s done. – by Lance Ulanoff on Mashable
- Why is the CurrentC app collecting your device information? – by Nick Arnott on iMore
- How Apple Creates Leverage, and the Future of Apple Pay, by Ben Thompson