Monitise launches Android apps

Source: Monitise

Monitise, the leading global Mobile Money solutions provider, today announces the launch in the US of its first mobile money apps for Android handsets.

The apps use the company's market proven Globe technology platform to offer a range of fast and convenient services to users, including account balance inquiries, mini-statements, money transfer and bill payment.

Android handsets now make up more than a quarter of the US smartphone market[1]. The new apps complement the existing suite of text, secure browser and smartphone (iPhone, Blackberry and mobile web) services provided in the US by Monitise.

"Apps offered through Android marketplace provide the kind of excellent customer experience which Monitise software delivers so well. So developing dedicated apps for the many different types of Android handsets was a logical step for us," said Monitise Chief Executive Alastair Lukies.

"These new Android apps bring fast and convenient financial control to more of our bank clients' customers and through a wider variety of handsets. Our Monitise Globe platform is designed to allow our financial institution partners to provide the services that their customers demand, across the full range of mobile phone types."

Lukies added: "Security continues to be key to our approach, which is why we count more than 250 financial institutions among our clients for secure mobile money services and have more than three million users of our mobile money services around the world."

[1] ComScore, November 2010

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