China’s Mobegenie app store picks Fortumo for carrier-billing partnership

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Fortumo will act as a billing partner to Chinese digital entertainment company Changyou’s Mobegenie app store.

Developers publishing apps on Mobogenie can now use Fortumo’s Android one-click payment SDK to generate revenue from users in 83 countries across the world. The Chinese app store has over 400 million users outside of China with 80 million active daily users, who download more than 1.8 billion apps from the store each month.

“Bad access to traditional billing solutions like credit cards in emerging markets are not getting solved any time soon which means many developers are struggling to monetize their apps,” said Gewben Wu, Head of Fortumo China. “Carrier billing on the other hand provides access to online payments for any phone owner, making it one of the most popular billing methods in Asia.

 We are excited to be working with Mobogenie to help them expand to overseas markets while enabling developers to make a profit from this expansion,” he added.

Fortumo has recently announced several other key partnerships in Asia, including other carrier-billing links with Telenor Pakistan and Turkcell. Fortumo’s platform is currently available to 2.2 billion users of 48 different mobile operators in 13 countries in Asia.

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