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Kindle apps to scan a check and deposit in your bank account


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Initial post: Nov 28, 2012 6:53:26 PM PST
Most of the large banks have an app, usually for Android as well as iPad, that allows you to scan both sides of a check and have it instantly deposited in your bank account. I did a search in the Kindle apps and could find no such app for any bank. Do they exist for the Kindle's forked version of 2.x Android OS? thanx!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 7:06:47 PM PST
R. Acoya says:
If you couldn't find it in the app store, nor on your bank's website, it's likely such an app does not exist.

Does your smartphone app store have one?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 7:07:14 PM PST
There are apps for all the major banks, but I just checked the one for my bank and it doesn't appear to have the check scan feature. You could always download the app for your bank and try it. Just type in the bank name in the search box above and add "app" to the end.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 7:25:22 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 28, 2012 7:31:58 PM PST
Shockingly, I don't have a smart phone. I live in an extremely remote area of California, USA that is both off the power grid as well as short cell towers (must drive an hour to get a cell signal). Therefore I use a dumb pre-paid cell phone for when I get to town. It's an IP phone via satellite Internet at other all other times. ;>

That is why I care about such an app being available on the Kindle. I will likely buy it only if it can scan checks. It's two hours to the bank!

jim

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 7:30:54 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 28, 2012 7:33:23 PM PST
I actually already called my bank, and the app is in development. I haven't bought the Kindle yet. If the app my bank releases (assuming they will be releasing an Android version) runs on the Kindle I will likely make the leap. As an aside, I am coming back to considering the Kindle afrter almost buying a Nexus 7, only to get scared off by the QC issues currently affecting build quality. I was going to pass on buying my first tablet, then re-evaluated. The Kindle fire actually fits my primary needs really well, (listening to music and displaying my photography set to musical slideshows). But the forked version of Android OS is a big dampener! But if the few mission critical I really need are available on the Kindle fire I might just do it. Very impressed by the screen and sound quality.

So what I'm really seeking in my post is to get a sense of if the banks that already have the scanning app are going to the trouble of making it compatibel with the Kindle's modified OS.

Thanx to Acoya and Rocker for the quick replies!
jim

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In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2013 4:03:54 PM PDT
King Al says:
If the apps crash, it is the developer's responsibility (not Amazon's) to fix it.

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2013 4:11:21 PM PDT
They probably aren't even written with a front-facing camera in mind, but it's still on the app developers, not Amazon.

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2013 4:23:56 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 6, 2013 4:25:09 PM PDT
Tinker-bella says:
A number of financial institutions are using Bluepoint Solutions QwikDeposit ToGo software for remote deposits, although I realize there may be others as well.

The inherent difficulty with the software, at least at this juncture, is capturing an adequate image which includes the correct details. Further, you have to make certain that the captured check image is straight, so you often have to fiddle around with things like image rotation if it is slightly skewed.

This is something, at least in my experience, not always easily accomplished on a mobile device unless the financial institution also provides an easy to use photo editing software/app which integrates easily with their banking software. As it is, I typically scan my checks on my home scanner, and even then the image is sometimes cut off. At this juncture, I think it's a bigger pain in the patooty than it's worth... at least from a mobile standpoint.

That said, I think they are moving in the right direction... and it probably won't be long until a more streamlined, efficient process is developed into a worthwhile app.

Edited: spelling
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