Gumball Machine Prototype Accepts E-Payments

Gumball Machine Prototype Accepts E-Payments
technology

PayPal Labs' recently showcased a proof-of-concept pointing to future manifestations of cashless payments.

Scott Lachut, PSFK Labs
  • 1 november 2010

During the recent PayPal X Innovate 2010 Developer Conference, PayPal Labs’ Ray Tanaka showcased a proof-of-concept gumball machine that combined PayPal, QR codes, a smartphone camera and Twitter to accept mobile e-payments. The otherwise ordinary vending machine, uses an Ardriuno processor along with a WiShield to enable the process. A user simply scans the QR Code to begin dispensing the candy and shortly thereafter receives a Twitter notification showing that their payment has been been processed and how much has been charged.

Access this article for free
Fill in your email below and you'll gain access to this article while also receiving a number of membership features as part of a special 30-day trial.
*Already a member? Log in here

Learn About Our Membership Services

Need Research Help?
As a member you can ask us any research questions and get complimentary research assistance with a 4-day turnaround. Reports inclde stats, quotes, and best-inclass examples on research topics.
Remain Informed & Strategic
We publish several trends reports each month. By becoming a member you will have access to over 100 existing reports, plus a growing catalog of deep topical analysis and debrief-style reports so you always remain in the know.
See Trends Come To Life
Meet your peers and immerse yourself in monthly trend and innovation webinars and discounted conferences.
No search results found.