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Integrate with card swiper



We are building a vending machine solution for a client using Android. Is it possible to use card swiper device to get card information and process payment? I checked with the current Android SDK. But I don't see any API support card swiper. 

My expectation is:

Input: total amount + card info from card swiper + customer signature.

Output: result of payment. 


Is there any way (API) to do this? I am looking forward to using




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Re: Integrate with card swiper

Well, card swipers generally just simulate text input, so it should be possible to have a form in your app, select the particular field for the track data, swipe, then fill in the rest. Look at the card-present guides, not the regular guides, for info on passing track data: