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Vodafone announces mobile app store — but will it be enough? May 13, 2009

Posted by andre in Mobile & Gadgets.
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Vodafone has announced its own mobile application store, in an effort to keep up with other competing stores such as the phenomenally successful Apple iPhone App Store.

Vodafone is the world’s largest operator by sales, with 289 million subscribers.

The biggest news is that it will offer billing, so that it can charge its customers directly. This sort of service is surely to be loved by application developers, because until now the main way for billing through carriers has been the clunky “premium SMS”, where users have to pay first and then get what they want to buy. […]

via Vodafone announces mobile app store — but will it be enough? » VentureBeat

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