Rating: Joins RIM’s store in using Bango payment system
Bango has secured an agreement with Opera Software to provide mobile payments for the Opera Mobile Store. Opera joins BlackBerry maker, RIM, as one of the leading app stores using Bango for mobile payments. Users of the Opera Mini and Opera Mobile browser will be able to purchase apps and pay for content within apps. They can place the charges on their carrier bill or through credit card using Bango’s browser-based payments directly from the mobile handset. The Opera Mobile Store is accessible through a single-click from the Opera Mini and Opera Mobile browsers. This makes it immediately accessible to more than 100 million customers with no downloading or special provisioning required.The Opera Mobile Store is also accessible through any other mobile browser by going to. Every user will discover apps and content targeting their specific mobile device, local market and currency.
“Opera’s breakthrough is the delivery of a browser-based app store”, said Ray Anderson, Bango’s CEO.
“This means that localisation, adaptation to different devices, support for multiple payment methods and currencies, can all be provisioned in real-time without the need to modify software on the device.
Bango payment technology will automatically calculate and deliver the optimal payment experience for each individual user of the Opera Mobile Store, giving customers a great experience wherever they are and maximizing revenues for developers.
“Our app store is hugely popular across the world with millions of customers accessing content every day. Delivering the best payment experience to our customers is essential and Bango provides the most sophisticated mobile payment technology available,” said Mahi de Silva, executive vp for consumer mobile with Opera Software.
The Opera Mobile App store is one of the top ten app store services for mobile phone users available worldwide today.