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NewsPoster Dec 19, 2013 12:12 AM
Google releases 'One Today' charity app for iOS
Google has brought its <a href="" rel='nofollow'>One Today</a> charity app, which debuted originally on <a href="" rel='nofollow'>Android</a> in July, to iOS devices. The app focuses on a different charity every day, presenting the user with information about its mission and easy ways to donate to it, encouraging users to give $1 (or more) to a charity that interests them. Donations can be shared with social networks or kept private, and are all tax deductible.<br />
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"Want to be inspired and help change the world at the same time? One Today is an app that lets you give a little and change a lot," the app's promo copy says. The app also offers the ability to invite friends to donate to a particular cause, or to challenge people to match a donation. All donations for 2013 will be grouped together at the end of the year for tax purposes.<br />
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The app itself is free, and available now on the <a href="" rel='nofollow'>iOS App Store</a>. It should be noted that about two percent of any donation is withdrawn from the final amount given as a processing fee, but this is a normal part of credit-based transactions and still means that 98 cents of every dollar goes to the chosen charity. Users can find out more about a given charity's own administrative costs and percentages through the app.
nowwhatareyoulookingat Dec 19, 2013 04:25 AM
so apple isn't taking their usual 30% for IAP for this app? or does it get a pass to use another non-Apple payment system?
Charles Martin Dec 19, 2013 07:13 AM
This is a good question, but to the best of my knowledge, Apple has traditionally waived the 30 percent IAP take for apps that raise money for legitimate charities. I'll see if I can find out anything more on that.
asegal Mar 30, 2014 02:08 AM
There is a lot of misinformation about fees including in this article. While Google Wallet takes 2% (1.9% to be exact), there is also a fee taken by Network For Good which is 4.75%. In this case it's probably less since Google Wallet does the processing. I'm assuming the 30% fee is waived?
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