Author Archives: Andy Bovingdon

About Andy Bovingdon

As VP of Product Marketing at Bango, my goal is to make sure we create the best products for app stores to deliver direct carrier billing.

To break into the mainstream sometimes it’s best to go underground

Amazon Underground, the new app for Android smartphones, offers a selection of apps, games and in-app content, all for free. It is designed to break Amazon into the mainstream on Android smartphones by increasing store distribution and customer acquisition. Consequently … Continue reading

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Carrier billing – Microsoft’s standard way to pay worldwide

Carrier billing is coming to all Windows 10 devices including PC’s, tablets and smartphones Purchase uplift from carrier billing far exceeds Microsoft’s prediction of 8x Mobile operators will effectively become the payment processors for Microsoft’s massive, established software markets The … Continue reading

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Bango Payment, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Android Pay…What’s the difference?

Mobile payment is increasingly in the headlines as major brands all develop their strategies and look to gain market share, which has resulted in a wide array of new payment innovations being announced. When looking at Bango Payment, Apple Pay, … Continue reading

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Shattering app store carrier billing barriers

App stores understand that Direct Carrier Billing massively increases their customer’s ability to pay for apps and digital content. Google Play offers carrier billing with 67 mobile operators, while Microsoft lists 80.  But with over 700 mobile operators worldwide, this … Continue reading

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Samsung gains the most accepted mobile wallet on the planet

Samsung has announced further commitment to mobile payments this month with the acquisition of Burlington, Massachusetts, based LoopPay. “Through this deal we can significantly accelerate our mobile commerce efforts,” said David Eun, Executive Vice President of Samsung’s global innovation centre.

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Amazon gets smooth with online payments

Last month was smooth – we saw Facebook announce innovative plans to streamline their customer’s payment experiences, by pre-populating credit card details on a select number of chosen merchant’s payment pages. This will use card details previously captured and stored … Continue reading

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Apple’s sensor touches matters close to our heart – safety and simplicity

Amongst the news of high-res cameras and 64 bit A7 CPUs delivering twice the performance, Apple introduced a new home button on their iPhone 5s, one that interestingly contains a fingerprint sensor. This move was widely anticipated after Apple acquired … Continue reading

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Google Play’s explosive revenue growth down to operator billing?

Everyone likes a success story, so the recent stats from our friends at Distimo revealing that “Google Play revenues surged by 67% during the last 6 months” was most welcome. Especially since Bango connects operator’s billing systems into Google Play, … Continue reading

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The keys to mobile analytics success

An analytics product is only as good as the accuracy of its unique user identification. With mobile app analytics user identification has traditionally been simple and very accurate because each mobile device has a Unique Device ID, the UDID, which … Continue reading

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BlackBerry in Amsterdam

If signs from their first ever European DevCon are anything to go by, BlackBerry is sharply focused and firing on all cylinders, with the worlds developers clearly in their sights. This was my second BlackBerry DevCon, having attended one in … Continue reading

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