Onebip to exhibit at Gamescom 2014 in August

  The Onebip team will have a dedicated booth at this year’s Gamescom event in Cologne from 13 – 15 August to meet and catch up with existing and new partners in the fast growing gaming sector. GamesCom, Europe’s epicentre for games and gamers, is a very important event for us because it gives the team a chance to catch up with our existing contacts and meet new partners from all over the world face to face.  We’ll be organising meetings during the three trade visitor days to keep you up-to-date with developments of our partnership and also to introduce Onebip to new partners and how we can help businesses monetize effectively with mobile payments. If you’re attending Gamescom too and are interested in finding out how we can help you monetize your game on any mobile device (PC, mobile, tablet) and any mobile browser then, let’s meet up at our booth in Hall 4.2 D 042C.  Get in touch with us today to arrange a meeting in advance at partner.relations@onebip.com or simply come and see us at our booth. If you’re familiar with our team, then here’s the list of Onebip staff that will be at Gamescom 2013: – Massimiliano Silenzi, Head of Onebip – Can Iscan, Onebip Business Development Senior Manager – Paola Trecarichi, Onebip Sr Sales Support – Manuela Sonaglioni, Onebip Delivery & Support – Filippo Barra, Senior Product Development Specialist

Here’s all you need to know about the event:

When: 13 – 15 August 2014 Where: Hall 4.2 (2nd floor), Booth D 042C, Koelnmesse GmbH, Messeplatz 1, 50679 Köln, Deutschland About Gamescom: It’s Europe’s biggest trade fair for interactive games and entertainment.  The European games trade and consumer show keeps on growing every year, with some 245,000 visitors and 458 exhibitors from 31 countries making it the largest games trade fair in the world.  For more information visit http://www.gamescom-cologne.com/

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Casual Connect Asia 2014: Onebip’s overview

By Paola Trecarichi, Onebip Sales Sr. Specialist   The Onebip team have just got back from the Lion City, Singapore after participating at an extremely exciting event, the third edition of Casual Connect Asia from 20 – 22 May 2014. We’ve understood that Casual Connect Asia is definitely the place where professionals and developers gather to discuss and share ideas on the future of the game industry and where the industry can learn more about mobile, browser MMO and client games – an industry which entertains millions of people in the world every month.

Casual Connect booth photo 2014

The Asian market is becoming more significant for our business every year we participate at the event, a good part of our revenue is beginning to come from the APAC region and it’s still growing. For this reason we attended Casual Connect Asia to strengthen our relationships with current partners and create new business opportunities. We had the pleasure to join many lectures focused on cutting edge topics in the video games space. We also listened and spoke to more than 80 developers who presented their latest innovative products and games during the prestigious Indie Prize Award competition. From my observations of this year’s event, I’d like to highlight three key takeaways following our discussions with gaming professionals and listening to speakers at Casual Connect:   1. Developers are starting to think about Self-Publishing but there are challenges involved During the event, we sometimes heard this sentence: “If I have to pay for the development of a game myself, I won’t give it to a publisher who has not brought any value during the development of a game.”   One piece of advice from the Onebip team on this trend: Developers should not underestimate the difficulties of self-publishing; you have to be sure to have enough budget to survive for at least one year after the first release of the game!   At the event we also met with several Mobile Tool developers and Asian and International mobile Ad Networks. 2. The biggest Asian internet and mobile game companies are now investing in overseas markets. We found that their strategy has been to start with the South East Asian countries where their products will work with small modifications. The second step is to expand in North America and Europe, adjusting their products and their marketing strategy to fit with the specifications of these markets. 3. Singapore is the place to challenge the Asian Market. Many Asian gaming companies are based in Singapore today or have representatives based in the country. From our discussions, we found that many Asian gaming companies start working in Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong before moving abroad. All in all, Onebip had a very successful participation at Casual Connect Asia.  We were able to connect with existing and new partners and also had the opportunity to learn more about the Asian market as a whole. Thanks to all that came to visit our booth and let’s keep in touch!  Hope to see you in Singapore next year. Casual Connect hall 2014 photo Related blog post: Singtel and Onebip offer merchants Direct Carrier billing in Singapore  взять срочный займ на карту без отказавзять кредит онлайн

Carrier billing is not rocket science!

Tip of the month from Gokmen Atak Editor’s note: This is part of a monthly blog series by Gokmen Atak, Onebip’s Product Offer & Quality Specialist.  Gokmen aims to share his “Tips of the month” which includes product features and updates that Onebip partners can take advantage of to improve their mobile payment offering.  Please feel free to add your comments at the end of the post. Payment flows and all the factors that affect consumer experience explained By Gokmen Atak, Onebip Product Offer and Quality Specialist When you tell people that they can use their mobile phones for payments, the first thing that comes to their mind is mobile payment options such as using a mobile device at the point of sale like NFC or as the point of sale like swiping a credit card on a device to make the payment. These are the two most overrated mobile payment options among all and still yet-to-be methods in the mobile payment eco-system however mostly covered by the tech press. Despite the fact that carrier billing has not been one of the hot topics of the tech press coverage like them, it is right now the only working mobile payment method on a global scale with its extensive use by reaching almost up to 7 billion mobile phone accounts potentially. Even though big companies such as Google, Electronic Arts and Sony have already seen the potential of carrier billing and offered it in several markets, carrier billing is not taking the attention it deserves and the knowledge within reach is not sufficient for all companies to understand the dynamics of this billing method. In contrast to any other payment method, carrier billing is very much rooted in the telecommunications industry and controlled by the mobile network operators who charges on the customer’s phone bill. Read more

Increase your revenue with the Subscription model

Tips of the month

Editor’s note: This is part of a monthly blog series by Gokmen Atak, Onebip’s Product Offer & Quality Specialist.  Gokmen aims to share his “Tips of the month” which includes product features and updates that Onebip partners can take advantage of to improve their mobile payment offering.  Please feel free to add your comments at the end of the post. By Gokmen Atak, Onebip Product Offer and Quality Specialist Many businesses understand the necessity of including a new type of billing mechanism into their commerce space to help transform their business performance. This type of billing not only provides better customer acquisition and a steady revenue stream but it also helps them grow their market share. Any guess what this new type of billing could be? Yes, it’s subscription-based payments through “recurring billing” Think about the internet based tools and services that you are using today in your company (like Salesforce.com) or the application you use in your smartphone (like Spotify or Evernote), or the videos you watch on your PC or tablet (like YouTube Premium channels or Hulu.com) and you will see subscription-based payments are now everywhere in your life and more and more companies are adopting it. Thanks to today’s internet-centric world which have changed the rules of commerce, subscription-based service models are now being adopted by almost every business since it is promising amazing advantages. Read more

The most popular billing payment flows explained

  Editor’s note: This is part of a monthly blog series by Gokmen Atak, Onebip’s Product Offer & Quality Specialist.  Gokmen aims to share his “Tips of the month” which includes product features and updates that Onebip partners can take advantage of to improve their mobile payment offering.  Please feel free to add your comments at the end of the post.   Consumers love to use carrier billing to purchase digital goods not only because it’s a simple and seamless purchase experience but because they don’t have to deal with the complex authorization steps that they may have to using other payment methods online.   With carrier billing, consumers don’t need to enter their account details, billing address, credit card data and they don’t need to register or create a new account when they want to pay because carriers already have their payment data and personal information in order to bill them – their mobile phone accounts! It’s as simple as click to buy.   However carrier billing involves complex relationships between carriers, merchants and billing platforms which largely changes country by country. We’ve seen different types of purchase experiences evolve in this ecosystem, starting with the early beginnings of carrier billing in 2000s with PSMS billing systems which involved simply texting a certain keyword to a number, and expanding to today’s Direct Carrier Billing systems which is widely accepted by merchants and app developers, leveraged by seamless one-click payments. We’ve often found that merchants like to understand in detail the carrier billing payment flow and consumer experience to be able to compare it with other alternative payment methods.  Merchants also want to choose the right billing platform with the best streamlined experience for their customers. In light of this, I’d like to list and explain the different payment flows Onebip has adapted globally in this Tip of the Month. Read more