Main dashboard displaying the latest transactions as well as offering actions such as withdraw and deposit.
Swipe button displayed on the bottom of a paywall article. A simple swipe will complete the checkout process.
Simple checkout button generation page. Choose a currency and an amount and the button will be generated.
The deposit page. Deposit from any card from anywhere.
Ever go on a news website and see "Pay only $1 to read the full article" or go on a blog that has a caption "Tip me $5 for a cup of coffee"? These are micro payments and they are simple online transactions providing your or the one requesting a few dollars. But did you ever try to complete the purchase of the article or to tip? You need to sign up, enter your details and payment details all over. Why shouldn't you have an online wallet that allows you with a simple swipe to complete the transaction? One wallet for all.
What it does
RapydPay is an online wallet that provides a smooth, fast and easy checkout process for online payments. The wallet allows you to transfer funds between other RapydPay wallet users and to complete a transaction in a matter of a second.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
There were bugs discovered on the way but the Rapyd team did a great job at responding and helping with any issues that occurred.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
There are two main accomplishments:
Since we developed in Python, we decided to create our own Rapyd wrapper. We believe the wrapper can allow other Python developers to integrate Rapyd API's easily and get access to a lot of additional useful utilities. We are considering open sourcing this part of the project after the hackathon.
The platform is almost solely based on the Rapyd API's. Rapyd provided such rich API's that we managed to manage the wallets, balances and customers all using the Rapyd platform. The integration process we achieved makes it feel like RapydPay is just an extension to Rapyd.
What we learned
The finance world is complex, a lot to learn about it and things can sometimes take some time but that's okay. One step at a time.
What's next for RapydPay
Wow, so much. Here are the main features we would like add:
If a user is not logged in to RapydPay but would like to make a transaction, we will display a normal credit card checkout form. The integrator of the button won't have to worry about it as they will recieve it normally.
Create automated email receipts to be sent to the one making the transaction.
Integrating a pin for verifying transactions.
Additional support for bank account transfers, cash and other payment types for online transactions.
Continue the development of the Python wrapper to allow more and more API calls and endpoints
Playing with the platform
Notice the platform for the sake of proof of concept is all in USD. We support however other currencies in accordance with the Rapyd API's. You can login to two example accounts (or create a new one):
email@example.com - An account with history and funds
firstname.lastname@example.org - The receiver of funds in the examples provided
The password to both is 123456. I recommend using Google Chrome for the tests.
For creating a tip transaction, view https://rapydpay.aviwolicki.com/examples/example2.html For creating a paywall transaction, view https://rapydpay.aviwolicki.com/examples/example1.html
If you would like to create your own button, notice HTTPS is required on the host the button. You can use https://jsfiddle.net/ for copying the code there and testing.
The Github repo of the code is located here in the rapyd temp Github account for privacy: https://github.com/Formula-0001-Rapyd-Fintech-Grand-Prix/rapyd-pay
I have also added the email@example.com user to the repo.