Managing director of txtNation, Jon Rowsell, says that “the list contains some truly remarkable brands doing really interesting new things in the mobile space, and we’re really pleased to be alongside them, recognising txtNation’s commitment to innovation.”
The company’s CEO, Michael Whelan, agreed, citing industry recognition as a key marker of txtNation’s success in delivering world-class billing and messaging solutions, saying that “making the list gives us a sense that we are doing the right things with the right technology, and although client satisfaction remains our day to day benchmark, it’s always positive to receive news from a respected source that we continue to innovate in ways that are worth noting, and it’s especially welcome as we celebrate our first decade in the industry.”
txtNation’s COO Ashley Cross added that “we’re ecstatic to join this list of impressive and creative innovators. This is a real spur for all the future innovations currently in our pipeline and provides a vote of thanks to all the hard work that our teams have put in to adapting and improving our business over the last year.”
It has become easier to make mobile billing transactions in Sweden as from June 1st, as WyWallet has decided to scrap its maligned registration policy introduced earlier in the year.
Swedish services suffered a downturn in mobile payments after Sweden’s mobile operators Telia, Tele2, Tre and Telenor - introduced mandatory pre-registration to make further SMS Payments.
WyWallet have now changed the criteria so that all post-pay subscribers do not need to be registered before being able to pay by SMS.
This means first of all, that a non-WyWallet customer will not be rejected when making a purchase. Their first purchase will be accepted, and then they will be informed about becoming a WyWallet customer if they then make another purchase.
The AIME General Meeting was held on 27th March, which also marks the start of txtNation’s upgrade to AIME sponsor member.
The main event began with a presentation by Microsoft. They were speaking about Windows 8, which is providing an often overlooked opportunity for developers, enabling reach beyond just the tablet and mobile device market, into the converged desktop environment that Microsoft has recently entered.
Microsoft has committed to work with AIME members to provide the support, development tools and guidance to ensure your app makes it successfully into their App Store.
Microsoft has previously made available £100K for injection into a variety of individual development projects and is now assessing other strategically significant app projects for potential investment for apps to be built for XBOX, Windows Phone, PCs and Windows Tablets.
In addition to development support, the session’s lead speaker is looking to approve leading app proposals for TV, Radio and App Store showcasing and to assist with recommendations to the main device manufacturers for (OEM) pre-installation.
The Microsoft App Store welcomes third-party billers and Microsoft do not charge any fees for app makers that include their own billing mechanisms, such as PFI or PSMS. Their own credit card billing system charges 30% for the first $25,000 the app makes and 20% thereafter.