The One Platform Foundation is today launching a new version of its Open In-App Billing Library (OpenIAB) with carrier billing powered by Fortumo. Developers can now take advantage of mobile operator billing in 80 countries for in-app purchasing in any Android app store.
"The payment ecosystem on Android has been very fragmented and each app store required a separate payment solution to be used. Now developers only need to add OpenIAB to their app once and they can start earning revenue from a variety of app stores and devices without Google Play Services," said Oleg Orlov, co-ordinator at the One Platform Foundation.
Using OpenIAB, Developers are able to work with a unified API that handles billing logic corresponding to each store’s payment solution and use single build for app stores and devices without integrated in-app purchases solution.
OpenIAB currently supports billing for Google Play, Amazon App Store, Samsung Apps, T-Store, Appland, Yandex.Store and Fortumo mobile operator billing is available in any participating app store that has implemented OpenIAB. Each developer will have the option to dynamically select in which countries and marketplaces they want to use mobile operator billing.
Fortumo's addition to OpenIAB also adds Barnes & Noble’s NOOK app store to the list of marketplaces where developers using OpenIAB can make money. Fortumo is the official in-app purchasing provider for NOOK Apps.
OpenIAB packages for Android, Unity3D and Marmalade SDK are available on GitHub .
About One Platform Foundation
The One Platform Foundation is a global, open-source initiative created by Android app developers and Android app stores that share a vision of making life easier for Android developers. One Platform Foundation contributes time to create tools and standards that make supporting multiple app stores simpler. Partners of the One Platform Foundation include Opera Store, SlideME, Yandex.Store, CodeNgo, Appland and Mobango. For additional information, visit http://www.onepf.org.