Lotaris Partners with Fortumo for Carrier Billing on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

Lotaris and Fortumo partner to offer carrier billing to Windows 8 and Windows phone 8 developers.

Yverdon-les-bains, Switzerland, July 25, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Leading software licensing solution company Lotaris has partnered with mobile payments company Fortumo for carrier billing on Windows 8 and Windows Phone. Carrier billing by Fortumo will enable developers using Lotaris’ in-app Commerce solution to charge end-users in 80 countries for both traditional applications and apps in the Windows Store and Windows Phone Store by charging purchases to their phone bill.

"This alliance between Fortumo and Lotaris brings two industry-leading and award-winning mobile content monetization platforms together to form one seamless, flexible solution. Our combined solution allows content developers -- from the smallest 'indie' to the largest global players -- the ability to offer their users the broadest range of business models smoothly integrated with every major payment option, including the widest coverage of mobile operator payment in the world," said Miika Kettunen, GM Lotaris (Europe) and Head of Product Development.

“Mobile payments give developers access to end-users who would otherwise not be able to pay for premium apps, features and in-app purchases -- growing the potential user base ten-fold. Combining Lotaris' flexible application licensing with carrier billing will bring exciting new monetization opportunities to developers on Windows platforms and beyond,” said Martin Koppel, COO of Fortumo.

“Mobile payments give consumers an alternate payment method to credit cards, which can greatly benefit Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 users and developers,” said John Richards, senior director of Windows App Marketing for Microsoft Corp. “We are happy to see companies like Lotaris and Fortumo working together to create attractive financial opportunities for developers and seamless purchasing experiences for users on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.”

Lotaris will integrate Fortumo’s mobile payments SDK for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 into its in-appCommerce solution, making carrier billing available for developers at the end of July.

About Lotaris
Lotaris provides application developers, ISVs and distributors a more cost-effective and intelligent way of managing and monetizing their mobile applications. Independent of device, network or channel, the Lotaris platform allows applications to be licensed according to the behaviors and preferences of their users, maximizing both the usability and profitability of the application. It is used by a diverse range of companies, from established software vendors to games developers. Based in Switzerland, with subsidiaries in San Francisco, Singapore and Tokyo, Lotaris S.A. distributes its platform services worldwide for customers including Symantec, Sega, Capcom, Digital River, and others. For more details, visit http://lotaris.com.

About Fortumo
Founded in 2007, Fortumo is the most developer-friendly mobile payments provider, enabling app and game developers to easily monetize users by allowing them to make micro-payments with their mobile phone and charging the amount to their phone bill. Fortumo mobile payments work over the web – on desktop, in mobile web and HTML5 apps – and for in-app purchases on Android, Windows 8 and Windows Phone devices. Fortumo has payment connectivity to over 300 mobile operators in 80 countries, including a number of exclusive direct carrier billing partnerships. Fortumo provides a fast and seamless payment experience, resulting in increased conversion and additional revenue for publishers. Fortumo is backed by Intel Capital and Greycroft Partners and has offices in Estonia, San Francisco and Beijing. For more information on Fortumo, visit http://fortumo.com.
Laurent Stieger