For Developers: An open source mobile wallet built on the Dwolla Network

Our evangelist team Gordon & Michael constantly create new libraries on github for the community to get up and running with Dwolla’s payment network more quickly.

Today, it’s getting a little easier to build mobile wallets/applications for the Dwolla Network with an open source mobile wallet.

Here is what it looks like:

Nick Schulze who interned at Dwolla a year and a half ago built a native mobile application leveraging our API that supports the following functionality:

  • OAuth (login)
  • Deposit
  • Withdraw
  • Search businesses
  • Search people
  • Show people around me
  • Show businesses around me
  • Show businesses map
  • Show requests
  • Pay requests
  • Add note
  • Save note
  • View available balance
  • View transaction history

The application’s graphic assets can be easily swapped out with your own branding but here’s the existing “Dwolla” theme:

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If you decide to fork this project and release your own flavor of it, you’ll need to apply your own brand to it.  As a developer building a new application it’s also important to work and promote best practices with merchants confirming payments in retail environments.

For merchants, the Dwolla Kiosk is an incredibly easy way to confirm all payments in a retail location regardless of the application used to make the payment in store. Remember, 100% of payments on the Dwolla network can be easily and instantly confirmed. It’s also simple to add to your existing POS system.

Get the code on GitHub here

  • herbert

    isnt this the dwolla app all over again?

    • bpmilne

      It’s entirely different than the Dwolla app in the Apple store. It uses the oauth API and actually has a lot more functionality than Dwolla’s own app.

      • herbert

        can you guys integrate it with square cash?? it works really nice and there’s no real app. maybe just have dwolla to convert to square cash when i email the money

        • bpmilne

          They’d just need to add Dwolla alongside a 16digit account number. You could actually build a hack pretty fast to do that with a Dwolla auth instead of using a card number.

  • Roy, Oxford, UK

    Brilliant! any chance of a similar Android initiative in the near future?

    • bpmilne

      It’s certainly possible. For now, we’ll have to see how the iOS one goes over.

Financial institutions play an important role in the Dwolla network.

Dwolla, Inc. is an agent of Veridian Credit Union and Compass Bank and all funds associated with your account in the Dwolla network are held in pooled accounts at Veridian Credit Union and Compass Bank. These funds are not eligible for individual insurance, including FDIC insurance and may not be eligible for share insurance by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund. Dwolla, Inc. is the operator of a software platform that communicates user instructions for funds transfers to Veridian Credit Union and Compass Bank.