2012 Australian Mobile Awards
The 2012 Australian Mobile Awards are just around the corner and we are proud to announce our in-app payment solution, Tap2Pay is up for an award! Voting is now open, so please show your support and vote for Tap2Pay! The Australian Mobile Awards showcase leading mobile achievements.
Malicious software has leapt from PCs to cell phones, with Android Malware rapidly rising. According to Juniper’s annual Malicious Mobile Threats Report, consumer mobile devices are exposed to a record number of security threats with the number of malware-laden apps available for Android devices jumping to an enormous 472 percent since July 2011.
The mobile security group attributed the problem to the lack of a review process, the relative ease of making a developer account anonymous and the mere $25 fee required to begin posting applications.
“The main reason for the malware epidemic on Android is because of different approaches that Apple and Google take to police their application stores,” Juniper explains. “Android’s open applications store model, which the lacks code signing and an application review process that Apple requires, makes it easy for attackers to distribute their malware. There is still no upfront review process in the official Android Market that offers even the hint of a challenge to malware writers that their investment in coding malware will be for naught. Until there comes a time that someone figures out a tried and true way to get malicious applications into the App Store, Android will remain the target of mobile malware writers around the world.”
Mobile malware can come from just about any vector you could think of. It lurks in application stores (especially third-party stores), text messages, emails, websites, search results and images. Some malware can snoop your device if you are on an insecure public Wi-Fi channel.
In addition to stealing personal data, sending texts, and making calls to premium numbers, mobile malware is also targeting banking services that send one-time passwords and confirmation codes to mobile phones. An infected app released into the Android Market can infect several thousand users’ phones before anyone discovers the presence of the malware.
Courtesy of: BullGuard.com
Android Developers pursuing in-app payments no longer need anticipate. A number of in-app billing payment options have recently been established and refined bringing both developers a profitable platform to monetize their applications and consumers new app elements and fast, easy transaction options. Before now, collecting payments was a problematic feature and functionality for developers to enable inside their apps. Fortunately the Android platform now has more than a few in-app payment options available. One such in-app payment solution is Tap2Pay™.
Tap2Pay™, a state of the art in-app billing solution, is proudly presented by Text2Pay, a leader in online mobile payments. The team at Text2Pay have recognized the need for Android and mobile application developers to easily and seamlessly integrate a payment solution into their application. Tap2Pay™ enables app developers to charge their users for premium application features or virtual credits. This in-app payment solution not only provides developers momentous revenue opportunities with the ability to monetize any mobile application, but it successfully has a consumer reach of 95-100% in over 70 countries.
By integrating the Tap2Pay™ payment widget into their application with a simple API and Java library, Tap2Pay™ offers developers all the benefits of Text2Pay including a white labelled solution and competitive revenue share rates. Tap2Pay™ does not require credit card details, financial information, user login or registration through a third-party website and is as simple as accepting the payment and having the purchase added to the user’s phone bill. When the user chooses what to buy, the developer makes one simple call to start the transaction and the user confirms this with a single tap on their mobile phone.
In-app mobile payments are made immediately available to consumers once Tap2Pay™ is integrated into the mobile developer’s application. With 95-100% coverage in over 70 countries, the ability to process transactions in 60 currencies and localization support for 49 languages, there is no need for any additional developer work. Tap2Pay™ offers single tap purchasing through carrier billing, built-in support for one-off and subscription items along with virtual currency and virtual goods transactions.