We have built multiple widgets which are able to read credit card data when swiping the card through a hardware device. The data from these cards then is used to process payments, seeing if all of Solomon's payments are registered and maintained in a Mendix app. To connect to online payment options, a custom widget was built to connect to Plaid, an online payment service. This widget is being used to send payment requests to Solomon's customers via a Mendix app.
Because the widgets were built in very little time, it was much more effective than using other platforms to create similar functionality. Eventually, that option would also need more work to implement the necessary changes in the Mendix apps. Combining the widgets and the processing of the information into one app, Solomon's workflow is more clear, fluent and performs extremely well!