Another step ahead for Facebook’s strategy to make more money out of its mobile business: the company is now accepting mobile payments via carrier billing in the U.S., UK and Germany, with further rollouts coming this year.
Another move ahead for carrier billing and making it something practical and useful for developers: the billing company Mach is announcing a wide-ranging deal that will see it offer direct carrier billing services for the four biggest mobile operators in the UK — Everything Everywhere, O2, Vodafone and Three — meaning that developers can use Mach’s platform as a one-stop shop to
Mobile payments company Bango — partner to Facebook, Amazon, BlackBerry and others to enable app and content charges directly to your mobile phone bill — has announced another major carrier partner: Telefonica is enabling Bango payments via its payment API.
The global deal (RNS statement embedded below) will mean that developers who make apps for Telefonica’s 314 million subscrib
In the consumer mobile app world, developers have a number of platforms including iOS, and Android, from which they can not only find users but also monetize and make money. Connecting with social networks like Facebook can help for distribution, and you can sell your app in Apple’s App Store and Google Play or make money via ads.
Braintree-owned Venmo is expanding its one-touch mobile payments platform Venmo Touch today, with a private beta release of Venmo Touch for Android arriving now, alongside the launch of an iOS 7-compatible version of Venmo Touch and the Braintree iOS SDK.
Apple decided to forgo NFC support with the release of the iPhone 5, but that hasn’t stopped payments companies from continuing to invest in the space. MasterCard released a software development kit for its mobile PayPass technology with support for the Android and Blackberry OS 7 platforms.
The Mozilla Foundation will begin accepting developer submissions for its own app market at the Mobile World Congress, which will be held in Barcelona next week. The Mozilla Marketplace will let devs distribute and monetize their apps. It will also be the sole repository for cross-platform apps and Firefox extensions.