We’re delighted to announce that we won the ‘Best Billing Provider’ category at the Mobile Advertising and Marketing Awards 2009! The prestigious ceremony took place in London on Thursday, attended by the great and the good of the mobile world.

Our founding directors were in attendance that night and relayed the news to the team at txtNation HQ. We couldn’t be happier that all the hard work with our billing platform has gained this recognition.

The award particularly recognises our work on the recently-launched mENABLE Widget, a streamlined billing product that includes SMS, credit card and phone billing in one neat interface.

The award is validation that the newest product to our platform is on course to be a real winner for our clients’ sites. The hard work isn’t over though: we’ve still got lots of plans for improving the Widget and related products such as the main mENABLE, as well as our mBILL billing and messaging API.

The Widget now includes credit card and IVR phone billing options. To complement the existing SMS gateway, these additional options give your customers more choice when they choose to pay for your goods or services.

IVR uses automated phone lines that bill your customer directly to their phone. It’s a truly international option, popular across the world for its ease-of-use and not dependent on specific country support. IVR works everywhere.

Credit card offers a more traditional payment gateway for customers who are unable or unwilling to use SMS or IVR. All these options are configurable through our control panel. Remember, you have the option of using any combination of SMS, IVR or credit card for your campaigns.

We learned today that we’ve been nominated in the ‘Best Billing Provider’ category at the prestigious Mobile Advertising and Marketing Awards, to be held in London on May 7th 2009. The nomination is principally for the work we’ve done on the Widget, which consolidates our experience of mobile and online billing over the years. We’re honoured that even at this early stage in the life of the Widget, we’ve received such an exciting nomination.

Behind-the-scenes we’re putting the final touches to the massive effort to translate the Widget. We’ll soon support many major languages in addition to English. The ability to localise your billing platform for international markets is really important.

It builds trust with your members or consumers and improves usability. In countries where English is hardly spoken at all, the whole country is opened up.

We’re adding language support for tongues as various as Albanian, Bulgarian, Greek, Italian, Spanish, Finnish, and Russian, opening the billing tool up to millions more customers.

We’ll release a full list of support languages once the translation phase has been completed.