The Amazon Appstore is making it easier for developers to monetize their applications for Kindle Fire tablets and other Android devices via a new in-app purchasing service.
Total mobile app revenues from pay-per-download, in-app purchase, subscriptions, and in-app advertising will soar over the next five years, growing from $8.5 billion in 2011 to $46 billion in 2016, according to a new report from ABI Research.
Android overtook iOS as the market share leader in mobile application downloads for the second quarter of 2011.
Text2Pay has rolled out a carrier billing service that lets Android developers enable in-app payments for more than 70 countries.
Opera Software ASA is providing users with mobile payments capabilities via a new agreement with Bango Inc.
A new mobile payments solution from Boku provides Android app developers with another way to monetize apps.
With the flood of developers, brands and marketers developing content for Android, research firm research2guidance predicts it will reach 425,000 apps by August, surpassing the Apple App Store.
Canadian carriers Rogers Wireless and Telus have integrated Bango Inc.’s mobile payment platform into BlackBerry App World to enable carrier billing for applications.
Juniper Research predicts that mobile content revenues will increase by more than 15 percent this year as more consumers adopt smartphones and increasingly become part of the mobile app craze.
Following Apple’s lead, Google is letting developers test in-application billing, the first step in creating a sustainable business model for Android games and apps.