Inside Mobile Apps: Just as Facebook Barges In, Fortumo Debuts Its Cross-Browser, HTML5 Payments System

Weeks after Facebook threw down the gauntlet by expanding its own mobile platform, Fortumo is bringing in its own HTML5 payments system. The Estonian company, which gained traction among Android developers as an alternative for in-app payments before Google launched its own official system, is moving into HTML5. Gamers on mobile web apps will be able to pay for virtual goods and have it charged to their monthly phone bill. Fortumo says its payments system should work across all platforms including iOS, Android, Symbian, Samsung’s Bada and more.

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