Xsolla researched and found many interesting facts about Smart Communications, the pioneer of mobile payment services in the Philippines.
Xsolla had a nice chat with representatives of Opera Mobile Store — one of the biggest independent app stores in the world. Opera Mobile Store manager Viacheslav Shybaiev and Opera Mediaworks director Sandra Ilyina told us about the advantages of advertising in alternative stores and shared some insights of the successful app-promotion through Opera Mobile Store.
Brazil is rapidly becoming one of the world's hottest spots for the gaming and mobile industries. This May, from May 10 to 18, 2014, the Centro Cultural São Paulo hosted the first Festival of Independent Games for Latin America. This event, called BIG (Brazilian Independent Games), invited game developers from around the world to present their Indie Games and also to compete in a competition called Demonight. There were prizes, parties, and lots of excitement culminating in a named awards ceremony! Xsolla was there to see it all.
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Xsolla offers a streamlined, secure method of accepting payments for online and mobile games. It's no surprise many companies and gaming experts would recommend Xsolla, as we pay close attention to the steps customers take to make a payment, even down to the forms they fill out in the process. Based on our expertise, we can recommend a few tips about credit card forms that we have proven to increase conversion rates.
Xsolla is proud to announce their partnership with ESTsoft! By joining forces with the leading games payment solution, ESTsoft will now be able to offer payment methods such as e-wallets, prepaid cards, credit cards, bank account linking, and more all across Europe!
We've all heard how credit cards can be used to track people's whereabouts, so we can naturally assume there are benefits to using them for gaming or other virtual payments. Many important pieces of information can be learned from one simple online purchase. And there are many methods of gaining this info from a transaction including: placing a user based on IP address, browser language, Bank Identification Number, or even their telephone number.
How can one transaction inform us about a user so well and what can it teach us, in regards to safety and information? Let's discuss how each route informs the geolocation of a user separately. Each characteristic of geolocation identification can also serve differing functions ranging from fraud protection to customization.
The approach used also varies: we can be simply comparing payment details to geolocation information, or investigating into the reasons behind differences (if there are any). For example, when a player who has been paying for many years from the USA suddenly makes a payment from China, we immediately check what's going on.
Credit cards and their usage in mobile and online game technology is an ever-evolving topic, which has revolutionized and shaped how users consume content. This is part 2 of a 12-part series discussing credit cards' evolution in regards to their mobile and gaming usage and customer base, how people around the globe are utilizing them, and where they are going in the future.
Credit cards and their usage in mobile and online game technology is an ever-evolving topic, which has revolutionized and shaped how users consume content. Here, we will start a 12-part series discussing credit cards' evolution in regards to their mobile and gaming usage and customer base, how people around the globe are utilizing them, and where they are going in the future.