AT&T Teams With Facebook To Expand Mobile App Billing Opportunities

An amazing audience of more than 488 million users worldwide now access Facebook via their mobile devices each month. That’s why AT&T Mobility (NYSE:T) is making the move to partner with Facebook to cohost a ‘hackathon event’ on May 4th 5th at the AT&T Foundry development center in Palo Alto, California. The event will pair up roughly 150 developers with executives of both companies in order to bring more attention to the many new tools and APIs that are on the way for carrier billing, messaging and HTML5 developers focused on social networking applications.

The first-place winner will be awarded a $20,000 cash prize and a featured spot in the AT&T HTML5 AppCenter along with exposure on the Facebook platform as well. Moves by these two giants of the tech world to focus attention on the future of app billing server to put developers on notice that the wave of the future is now approaching and having app billing in place to capitalize on it is an essential element of any successful business plan.

Facebook has already started putting the infrastructure in place to enable users to charge HTML5 mobile web application transactions to their monthly wireless bills and is already working with AT&T, Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ), T-Mobile USA, Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefónica, Vodafone, KDDI and Softbank Mobile to create an ecosystem capable of supporting app billing on the Facebook platform in a completely carrier neutral manner.

With the door now wide open for new players in the mobile marketing space, is poised to present you with a series of powerful solutions that maximize the profitability and efficiency of your own mobile products or services. Please contact an APP Billing representative at your earliest convenience to get started.

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