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PayPal Introduces Check-Scanning for Android

Authored by: Steven Blum — May 19, 2011


Back in October of last year, Paypal introduced the first mobile app that allowed users to scan and deposit checks using their phone's camera. You know the drill: snap pictures of your check's front and rear end and the money automatically shows up in your account -- within around six days.

Well, now the snappy new check-scanning feature is available for Android users as well. Paypal has also updated their app to allow users to move the software to your SD card; helpful if you've been getting the death stare from the "low phone memory" icon at the top of your screen.

The Paypal app also has a bunch of other features, including a split bill calculator and a list of local Paypal-accepting companies. We recommend!

Source: Gotta Be Mobile

Steven Blum has written more than 2,000 blog posts as a founding member of AndroidPIT's English editorial team. A graduate of the University of Washington, Steven Blum also studied Journalism at George Washington University in Washington D.C. for two years. Since then, his writing has appeared in The Stranger, The Seattle P-I, Blackbook Magazine and Venture Villlage. He loves the HTC One and hopes the company behind it still exists in a few years.


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  • Looks like USAA was the first to introduce check scanning, and I think the long wait time is to ensure a thorough verification process. I couldn't find any information on the OCR. :( Anyone else?

  • I'm going to look it up. Meanwhile, why do Americans still use checks? That's my question!

  • Fabien Roehlinger
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    May 19, 2011 Link to comment

    I would like to know how this system works... Any information on that?

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