appMobi, which provides integrated cloud-based tools and services for supporting large-scale developer communities, yesterday announced the addition of four mobile Web services to its comprehensive Platform as a Service (PaaS) mobile app ecosystem solution at the International CTIA Wireless 2001 conference in Orlando, Florida. Through its free cross-platform developer toolkit, the appMobi XDK, appMobi now provides mobile application and Web developers a comprehensive integrated set of hosted tools and services.
appMobi's new mobile Web services -- including "1Touch" frictionless payments, pushMobi multimedia push notifications, statMobi mobile analytics, and LiveUpdates over-the-air app updates -- join a suite of tools enabling any developer to create engaging and monetizable mobile apps, enable mobile commerce and analyze usage.
The appMobi XDK provides integrated tools for fully testing and publishing HTML-based code as either native apps or WebApps. Through the XDK, appMobi's mobile Web services are available to mobile Web, Apple iOS, Google Android and BlackBerry developers. Apps built with the appMobi XDK, whether native or not, can all utilize native device features, such as the accelerometer, camera, GPS and file system. With the addition of these new mobile Web services, developers can use the appMobi XDK to augment existing apps or build new apps that go well beyond the capabilities of currently available apps.
Among the newly added mobile Web services, appMobi's 1Touch frictionless payment was selected as a finalist in the 2011 CTIA E-Tech Awards. The 1Touch payment technology enables "single touch" in-app purchases within apps or websites through a secure mobile wallet on the device and a few lines of HTML code. According to appMobi's press release, although Apple's "Paid Subscriptions" and Google's "One Pass" systems make in-app purchasing of virtual goods easy, they don't address the buying of physical goods, nor do they work on the mobile Web. appMobi's 1Touch complements these app stores with one touch purchasing of physical or virtual goods either from within apps or via the mobile Web. 1Touch integrates with payment gateways such as Authorize.Net and PayPal, and with carrier billing.