Dwolla Grid in the wild
According to its blog, the Neat School choose Dwolla for its low service fee. Screenshot from neatschool.com
Earlier this week, Dwolla published a blog post highlighting what Dwolla CEO Ben Milne said is the "first full implementation (alive and in production)" of Grid. The company that's implemented it is Silicon Valley-based Neat School. On the Neat School blog, the company said it choose Dwolla because it matched its philosophy. "We started NeatSchool to provide the best online management system for child care. At the same time we realize how important it is to keep the service fees low," the Neat School wrote.
Though this is the first integration of Grid into a web app, Milne told me by email yesterday that its not the first overall implementation of Grid. "I actually can not name the first one," Milne said. "They have not launched and it's a huge project. It has been under construction for a year or so."
Going forward, Milne said he thinks a lot of the future Grid implementations coming up will be mobile applications. One such example might be the photo hint (left) from a tweet of Milne's on Monday: "I am very happy #grid yfrog.com/ki2h7elj". When asked, he didn't comment on that photo but said there would be more information coming on Tuesday.
As for the other tweets of Milne's, the ones referring to dropping bombs in their industry – "About to drop one bomb after another into the payments universe... And it's going to be glorious. " – he said it would be starting pretty soon.
"The big ones will be right around the meetup and in the 3-4 weeks after. They are just going to happen one after another," Milne said. And when asked about the Meetup, he added: "Be there! The new tshirts are killer. :)"