Powering payments for leading app stores
Facebook uses Bango technology to provide an enhanced, 'made for mobile' commerce experience. This enables Facebook's mobile users to easily purchase digital content using extremely low friction operator billing without resorting to SMS messaging or being limited to credit cards only. Bango is providing mobile web operator billing for Facebook in a number of markets and the service is being expanded to other countries during 2013.
Facebook's rapid rise into mobile now sees them with more than 400 million mobile users. Facebook's mobile website, increasingly delivering an app-like experience in HTML5, is by far the largest mobile interface Facebook supports, bigger than Android and iOS combined.
Bango enables BlackBerry World customers to pay for apps directly on their mobile phone bill. Bango provides all operator billing for the smartphone store, using the Bango mobile payments platform to activate new connections in BlackBerry markets worldwide.
Bango continues to help BlackBerry expand its billing coverage into emerging markets in Asia Pacific and Latin America where smartphone uptake is growing and operator billing is the main customer option.
Bango enables Opera Mobile Store customers to purchase apps and pay for content within apps on their mobile phone bill or through a credit card. Bango delivers the optimal payment experience for each individual customer, maximizing revenues for developers.
The Opera Mobile Store is one of the top ten app stores for mobile phone users today. This browser based app store is accessible to a wide range of users through the Opera Mini or Opera Mobile browsers and by going to mobilestore.opera.com through any other browser.
Bango gives operators the ability to activate operator billing in the Google Play mobile content store. Operator billing then becomes part of the Google Checkout payment flow for all downloads and in-app purchases.
Google Play (formerly Android Market) is the content ecosystem pre-configured with Google's Android mobile operating system, which is the most widely installed mobile platform across many different device makes. By mid-2012 Google reported monthly downloads of 1.5 billion apps.
Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system is delivered on Samsung, HTC and Nokia smartphones. Providing a state of the art user experience, the platform showcases rich media experiences on the phone, offering music, games, mapping services and a marketplace containing tens of thousands of apps.
Microsoft and Bango entered into an agreement in April 2012 to provide operator billing for users of Windows Phone Marketplace.