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Initial post: Nov 14, 2011 3:51:54 PM PST
Does the kindle fire have a square app so that I can take credit cards for my bussiness

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 14, 2011 3:53:01 PM PST
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Posted on Nov 16, 2011 7:27:26 AM PST
Square is a must have tor the kindle fire. Will make the perfect.credit card pos for us smallbusiness owners

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2011 7:28:33 AM PST
Decent communication skills are a must have.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2011 6:56:19 PM PST
Jesper Qvist says:
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Posted on Nov 28, 2011 10:02:09 AM PST
Bad news guys! Square does not support any Android tablet at this time. Also the Kindle fire does not have a microphone in jack, so the card reader will not work. If you could get the sdk, you might be able to run the app but you would have to key in all information. I am disappointed, that is the very reason I got the Fire. I guess I will have to get an iPad. :(

Posted on Dec 5, 2011 4:52:26 PM PST
Sue II says:
Darn, I need something that can use the "Square" app, but I don't need or want a smartphone with a data plan or a insanely expensive tablet. . I was hoping the kindle Fire with Wi Fi would work.. sigh....

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 5, 2011 5:22:59 PM PST
C. Villa says:
It could happen considering we're seeing headphones with microphones attached to them do work on the Kindle Fire. But I wouldn't hold out for it either...

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 5, 2011 6:18:10 PM PST
Justin Fogle says:
You can use an ipod touch as an alternative, it takes square payments.

Posted on Jan 4, 2012 4:10:53 PM PST
A. Noble says:
Got the square app on my kindle fire and it looks great but here is the kicker, square requires you to turn location settings on. And that is not possible on KF seeing it is not a 3G enabled device. Square supposedly does this to protect the buyers and sellers so it knows the location of each transaction. If there is a workaround to turn off the location services the app would work, guaranteed. Anyone know of a work around??

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2012 1:26:59 PM PST
did u get the answer to this question?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2012 1:37:50 PM PST
Evelyn - did you read the posts in this discussion before asking? The post just above yours explains that Square won't work on the Fire because it requires location services and the Fire does not have the necessary hardware to support that.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2012 12:21:03 PM PST
Tasha says:
No but they really need to get one. They're really missing out not having it.

Posted on Mar 2, 2012 6:30:59 PM PST
Bruce~I think she was referring to the question about if there was a way to work around the location settings. I would like to know the answer to that as well.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 3, 2012 4:31:56 AM PST
I was referring to the credit card app for squareup. This is an app to run credit cards on my fire via the internet. And no the fire will not do that. I had to buy a tablet for that.

Hope you find the answer.

Posted on Mar 9, 2012 10:45:19 PM PST
Harry Kruz says:
Yup, Kindle Fire is a disappointment when considering the SQUARE. But, good news, IPAD2 is now $399.

In reply to an earlier post on May 9, 2012 4:24:14 PM PDT
oliver pope says:
Kindle fires does not have "Google Play" which is the app store for android. Instead the Kindle Fire uses the Amazon Marketplace, which does not have square on it. But if you want to get something that you can run square on that is like a phone but isn't would be an iPod touch. This guy is $299 but that is for an apple device. If you want something cheaper than an iPod touch then you would want to get the Samsung Galaxy Player for $199

Posted on May 9, 2012 4:31:53 PM PDT
oliver - the Amazon Marketplace doesn't have Square for the Fire because the Fire is incapable of running it. You can't attach external devices to the Fire.

In reply to an earlier post on May 9, 2012 4:38:29 PM PDT
oliver pope says:
Yeah I said the amazon marketplace, which does not have square on it. But yeah the external devices thing is good to.

In reply to an earlier post on May 9, 2012 6:56:44 PM PDT
You can attach the square reader to the fire, but there is no app to run the program on. They have not or will not build one. You have to have a 2.1 operating system to run the square app on.

Posted on May 9, 2012 7:00:05 PM PDT
(The OP's question is from last November.)

Posted on May 9, 2012 7:36:36 PM PDT
Square Zombie!

In reply to an earlier post on May 10, 2012 12:25:46 PM PDT
oliver pope says:
Ok...................

In reply to an earlier post on May 10, 2012 12:28:13 PM PDT
In this case you could--the Square device plugs into the headphone jack.

In reply to an earlier post on May 10, 2012 12:31:08 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 10, 2012 12:31:18 PM PDT
Personally I have found several Fire apps that are pretty darned square.
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