Jotform suitability for mobile payments

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    markashton
    Asked on July 24, 2011 at 04:40 PM

    Jotform advises that its forms are optimised for mobile - html 5 attributes and alignment to top,etc.

    Can you advise me on its suitability to move forward with a strategy to incorporate mobile payments. Indeed, payment is a significant bunch of tools.

    I was hoping to get some paypal mobile payments going .... any advice would be welcome

    Thanks, Regards Mark 

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    allanftd
    Answered on July 24, 2011 at 11:33 PM

    Hi Mark,

    Thank you for consulting us regarding Jotform's viability for mobile payments. I'm pretty sure you're already aware that your JotForm form (or any other webpage for that matter) should be made as simple as possible by utilizing less heavy images, controlling form length, and minimal use of conditions, css and javascripting. 

    With regards to paypal mobile payments, the same principle applies. Jotform payment forms should work perfectly with mobile devices. Just be mindful of the number of products sold as well as the images used since it could impact your form's performance.

    Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns. Thank you for being a loyal JotForm user!

    JOTFORM SUPPORT

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    markashton
    Answered on July 25, 2011 at 05:23 AM

    Through experience I know these are good points. I would be interested to know if there is a way to control a form's width relatively - you know with percentage - rather than pixs. Screen sizes vary on phones and this would be most useful

     

    Reghards Mark

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    allanftd
    Answered on July 25, 2011 at 10:25 AM

    Thanks, Mark.

    If you're using Iframe embed code, look for <iframe> width attribute and change it from pixel value into percentage, i.e. change from "650px" to "75%". Otherwise, you can use Inject CSS feature and paste the following:  

    .form-all{
            width:75%;

    Kindly try and let us now if it works for you or not so that we can further assist you.

    JOTFORM SUPPORT 

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    markashton
    Answered on February 06, 2012 at 06:00 PM

    Hi,

    Can I clarify whether jotform has been optimised for express checkout for mobile payments .. as per this .. https://cms.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/?cmd=_render-content&content_ID=developer/e_howto_api_ECOnMobileDevices

    My business is mobile websites. I therefore require a mobile checkout experience. Not the one where the Iphone user/purchaser has a mobile optimised form and on payment is displayed the desktop paypal experience i.e. it is minute and always abandoned.

    Thanks, Regards Mark

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    aytekin
    Answered on February 07, 2012 at 02:16 AM

    From the linked "Express Checkout on Mobile Devices" page:

    If you are not providing an app, you must modify your pages to the recommended size for your device. When a buyer uses Express Checkout to check out, PayPal attempts to determine whether the buyer is using a mobile device, and the kind of device, and redirects the mobile browser to PayPal’s mobile Express Checkout webpages. The call to SetExpressCheckout occurs as a result of the buyer clicking Checkout with PayPal.

    It sounds like this happens automatically. So, no additional change should be needed on our end.