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Opera Software and Forbes Digital Commerce Forge Partnership to Offer Android Developers More Revenue Opportunities on the Opera Mobile Store

  (April 23, 2014)
Opera Software and Forbes Digital Commerce Forge Partnership to Offer Android Developers More Revenue Opportunities on the Opera Mobile Store

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 23, 2014

Forbes Digital CommerceTM and Opera SoftwareTM have announced a new partnership to enable Android app developers on the Opera Mobile Store to monetize their application through in-app purchasing using the Forbes Digital Commerce platform.

This partnership is an evolution of the original alliance that Opera formed with Lotaris SA in the fall of 2013, which will see a closer collaboration between Forbes Digital Commerce (a company managed by Lotaris) and Opera. This partnership jointly promotes the combined offering, which provides a more seamless experience to Android developers on the Opera Mobile Store.

The Forbes Digital Commerce platform offers a comprehensive monetization solution for Android developers who support a wide range of business models and payment methods, virtual item catalogue management, multiple checkout methods and a Merchant of Record service. Forbes Digital Commerce manages the entire user transaction on behalf of the developers.


The platform provides a store independent checkout service that includes one in-app purchasing API for developers to use to provide more convenience to publish on multiple app stores.

Opera is actually one of the largest app stores globally, with a very strong user base in some of the most compelling and fastest growing mobile markets, particularly in emerging markets. We are very pleased to take the relationship to the next level with the powerful Forbes brand behind us. Our closer collaboration will mean a better on-boarding and service management experience for those developers who would like to monetize on the Opera Mobile Store through in-app payments. We look forward to growing this relationship with Opera Software through further projects, said Robert Tibbs, Forbes Digital Commerce Founder and CEO.

This partnership between Opera and Forbes Digital Commerce delivers exceptional cost effectiveness with enhanced convenience, flexibility and performance to Android developers in the Opera Mobile Store, says Victor Shaburov, VP, Storefront Services, Opera Software. It lets our developers focus on building great apps by giving them better resources to monetize their apps in a seamless, convenient way.

About Forbes Digital Commerce
Forbes Digital Commerce (a Lotaris company) is reinventing and improving the efficiency and user experience of B2B and B2C payments across multiple industry sectors worldwide. With its cloud-based entitlement management and commerce platform, Forbes Digital Commerce builds and deploys smarter solutions to the highest standards of security, aimed at providing opportunities to build relationships with customers and increase transaction volumes.

Learn more at http://www.forbes-digital.com.

About Opera Software ASA
Opera products enable more than 350 million internet consumers worldwide to discover and connect with the content and services that matter most to them, no matter what device, network or location. In turn, we help advertisers reach the audiences that build value for their businesses. Opera also delivers products and services to more than 120 mobile operators around the world, enabling them to provide a faster, more economical and better network experience to their subscribers.

From family photos and funny videos to business ideas that change the world economy, the internet has always been about discovery. Whether you are a consumer getting online for the first time, or a multinational corporation trying to reach the right audience, Opera can help you discover more online.

Opera Software ASA is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol OPERA. Opera, Opera Software, Opera Mini and the O logo are trademarks of Opera Software ASA. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Learn more about Opera at http://www.opera.com.

About Opera Mobile Store
Opera Mobile Store is a platform-independent application store for mobile-phone owners and a digital application distribution platform for developers, owned and maintained by Opera Software ASA. One of the leading mobile app stores in the world, the Opera Mobile Store provides over 140,000 apps and games for more than 6,000 different mobile phone models across most platforms: Android, Java, Symbian, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, and iOS. It also serves as a digital application distribution platform for the developers of mobile applications. The platform is accessed by over 75,000,000 monthly users worldwide generating more than 1,700,000 downloads daily. Learn more at apps.opera.com.

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