Monetise Works With DeviceAnywhere To Make Mobile Money Available To Everyone
DeviceAnywhere helps Mobile Money Experts Monitise Stay Ahead of the Fast Evolving Mobile Handset Market
London, U.K. – March 31, 2009 (AllPayNews.com) – DeviceAnywhere, the leading global provider of mobile application testing and development, today announced that it is working with Monitise, the mobile money experts, to test Monitise’s Mobile Money Manager across DeviceAnywhere’s 2000+ devices and 30 operator platforms.
Monitise has created the world’s first mobile banking ecosystems. These allow consumers to manage their money on the move, make payments, pay bills and top-up pre-pay accounts using their mobile phone. The service is available across the full range of mobile operators, handsets, and financial institutions so Monitise constantly ensures that it maintains an industry leading standard of device compatibility. Therefore, to create efficiencies in its testing process, Monitise turned to DeviceAnywhere, which gives its global test team access to 2000+ real devices, accessible from any location using DeviceAnywhere’s web interface.
“Our belief is that everyone should be able to manage their money on the move using their choice of financial institution, mobile operator and handset. So ever since we first launched our service in October 2006 we have ensured that our Mobile Money Manager is available on the widest possible number of handsets,” said Mike Keyworth, Chief Operating Officer for Monitise Group.
He continued, “Our test team ensures that we are constantly up to date with the latest handset trends in every market that we operate in. We need to test on new devices both quickly and easily. DeviceAnywhere allows us to test across thousands of handsets and numerous operator networks in a simple, effective and straight-forward manner that ensures our service is consistently available on the handsets that consumers want.”
More and more consumers are performing mobile banking, and other financial activities, on their mobile devices. According to Informa Telecoms and Media’s recent report, over the next five years almost 300 billion transactions, worth more than $860 billion, will be performed by users from their mobile devices.
“Mobile banking has seen incredible growth in the past few years, and the need for compatibility, security, and functionality is key to its continued success,” commented Faraz Syed, CEO and Co-Founder of DeviceAnywhere. “In order to meet all of these requirements, mobile application testing is essential. We’re pleased to be working with Monitise in order to help them ensure that their service is always available to the mass-market of consumers.”
DeviceAnywhere is a revolutionary online service used by thousands of mobile organisations and their developers. It provides access to over 2,000 real mobile handsets that are each connected to live networks. These devices are accessible remotely over the Internet, allowing users to interact in real time to ensure all mobile application development, porting, testing, and monitoring needs are met. The DeviceAnywhere service uses actual, physical handsets to provide developers with the same experiences as having the devices in hand.
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About Monitise plc
Monitise plc (MONI.L), the mobile money people, has created the world's first mobile banking networks, which allow customers of multiple banks and mobile operators to perform banking and payment transactions directly from their mobile handset.
With live services in the UK and the USA, where it has delivered the MONILINK and Monitise networks in partnership with VocaLink and Metavante Corporation respectively, the Company is currently working with international partners to deliver similar safe, secure mobile banking & payment services in territories worldwide.
Current key partners include VocaLink, Metavante, HSBC, Lloyds TSB, first direct, Alliance & Leicester, Royal Bank of Scotland, NatWest, Vodafone, Orange, O2, T-Mobile and Hutchison 3G.
DeviceAnywhere is an award-winning product that provides convenient and cost-effective end-to-end solutions for mobile content development, monitoring, testing and deployment – enabling application developer to bring better content to market faster than ever before. Its unique Direct-to-Device™ technology provides access to real handsets in live global networks, from anywhere. DeviceAnywhere currently supports more than 2000 devices on over 25 different carrier networks worldwide, with locations in the U.S., U.K., Canada, France, Germany, Spain and Japan. To learn more about DeviceAnywhere – and to sign up for a free, three-hour trial – please visit www.deviceanywhere.com.
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