Dots release notes 11/7/19: Apple Pay & Google Pay

We rolled out new Dots features and updates yesterday, including new payment methods for mobile devices. iPhone-slinging philanthropists can now contribute to a campaign in one swift thumby motion. Android humans can slickly send donations with Google Pay. You can see it in action at dots.livemusicproject.org.

Updates

  • Added – Support for Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Microsoft Pay
  • Updated – Force all Dots URLs to use HTTPS
  • Updated – Require donor name and email when donating
  • Fixed – Show apostrophes in email content

Details

Stripe support for Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Microsoft Pay

New payment methods:

  • Apple Pay: Available in Safari on Apple devices that have Touch ID (desktop and mobile).
  • Google Pay: In Chrome Mobile for Android, use an existing payment method or scan a new card. In the Chrome browser on a Mac or PC, Google Pay will be available if you have saved payment methods in your Chrome browser.
  • Microsoft Pay: Available on Edge for Windows.

You can read more about Stripe mobile pay documentation here: https://stripe.com/docs/stripe-js/elements/payment-request-button#testing

Dr. Ima Sousaphone donates in Safari with Apple Pay.
Dr. Ima Sousaphone donates in Safari with Apple Pay.
Force all Dots URLs to use HTTPS

HTTP Dots URLs now route to HTTPS.

Require donor name and email when donating

Donors who submit a donation without a name and an email address will be asked to supply the missing information in order to complete the transaction. (They may continue to donate anonymously, as before, by unchecking the “Show my name in the list of donors” box on the form.)

Show apostrophes in email content

Certain punctuation characters were displaying messily in email content. These characters will now look awesome.

That’s it for now. Have a great day!

The Dots team @ LMP

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Why do melons have weddings?
Because they cantaloupe.

(Thanks to @mezzoihnen for sending this pun!)