1 grossing Indian mobile game gets increased payment coverage through carrier billing
The mobile payments company Fortumo is today announcing a partnership with India’s biggest mobile gaming company Octro to start powering in-app purchasing for their popular game Teen Patti on Windows Phone.
“India is one of the biggest markets for Windows Phone in terms of downloads but many developers are struggling with in-app monetization due to low credit card penetration. We are confident that providing Octro with a carrier billing solution that any phone owner can use will significantly improve their revenue from Windows Phone in India,” said Sanjay Sinha, Head of Fortumo India.
“Fortumo is a globally known brand in this space. It has integrations all around the world and its reputation gives us confidence to proceed as its partner. Integration was easy. Benefits are immense when we look at Indian populace. We are looking to increase our revenues by allowing our users to use the Fortumo payment platform,” said Saurabh Aggarwal, CEO & President, Octro Inc.
Teen Patti by Octro is multiplayer card game that you can play with bots (computer) and with your Facebook friends anywhere in the world, or other users concurrently playing Octro Teen Patti. You can play in public room or in a private room where you can invite your friends and decide the bet per point. In the Teen Patti game you win or lose chips; however the chips have no real cash value. The game does not involve gambling. It is completely free. If you lose all your free chips, you can buy more chips to play for longer period, and user gets free chips to play on a daily basis every time he logs in. According to data by App Annie, Octro Teen Patti is the highest grossing Indian game on both Google Play and Apple App Store.
The Fortumo in-app purchasing SDK for Windows Phone is used by hundreds of game developers around the world, including Games2Win, Game Insight, Creative Mobile, Joybits, Boyaa, Herocraft and Floor84 Studios.
The Fortumo in-app purchasing SDK supports the sale of both single items and virtual credits. The Windows Phone 8.0 and Windows Phone 8.1 versions of the SDK can be used in C# projects, Windows Phone 8.1 version can also be consumed from C++ projects. Additionally, carrier billing is also available to Windows Phone developers using Unity 3D and Cocos 2d-x.
According to data from Microsoft, India is the third biggest country on Windows Phone, accounting for 9% of all global downloads. IDC estimates there are two times more Windows Phones in India than iPhones as the platform’s market share stands at 5.4%.
Fortumo offers self-service setup with no monthly fees or minimum volume commitments, allowing any developer regardless of size and location to sign up for an account and get started with mobile payments at https://fortumo.com.
About Octro Inc.
Octro Inc. was founded in 2006 and is today the number 1 gaming company in India with two of its games, Teen Patti and Rummy, among the top 5 games in multiple categories on Google Play. Octro's games are available on Apple iOS, Google Play, and Windows Phone 8 platforms. The company is reimagining games that have existed since generations and making them available on the mobile platform for groups of friends to play anytime, anywhere. For more information, please visit http://www.octro.com.