Fortumo Launches International In-App Payments for Android

With Google Android devices outselling the iPhone for the first time last quarter, it’s no wonder that we’re starting to hear more about payment options on the Google device. One of the new offerings for Android application developers is to monetize their application using in-app payments from Fortumo. The service allows developers to easily integrate the payment offering into their applications and will allow users to make payments for virtual goods or services from within an application or game.

One of the key benefits is that the platform has an international presence, with app developers able to go live instantly in 40 countries worldwide. The technology also makes the integration simple:

“Fortumo In-App Payments is open to all developers, regardless of size or location. We do not ask for application forms nor grant limited private access to selected developers only” explains Rain Rannu, founding partner of Fortumo. “Integration takes about 15 minutes, and in most markets, you’ll go live instantly!”

Fortumo Ltd, a popular mobile payments provider in Europe, Asia and the US, has been providing payment services since 2007 and has evolved into a platform that does not ask for application forms to get your monetization moving. You just implement the API and you’re good, the application will start accepting payments immediately.

Fortumo is available in 40 countries globally. Fortumo’s service covers all the major countries of Western Europe (UK, France, Germany, Spain, etc.), United States, Eastern Europe (Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Bulgaria, etc.), Northern Europe (Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark) and Asia (China, Malaysia, Indonesia, etc.). Fortumo is expected to reach 50 countries by the end of 2010, launching in Latin America and Africa shortly.

Fortumo Ltd, founded in 2007 with offices in Europe (Tartu, Estonia) and US (Sunnyvale, California), provides a simple mobile payment platform for internet entrepreneurs and app developers to monetize online games, social networks and mobile applications. In 2009, Mobile Monday awarded Fortumo as one of the TOP20 mobile startups in the world and TechCrunch features Fortumo in its list of the TOP100 most interesting startups in Europe. Fortumo is available at