HERMOSA BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Virtual Piggy, Inc. (OTCBB: VPIG), an innovator in safe-online youth purchasing, today announced that the Virtual Piggy service will be integrated into Marmalade’s cross-platform development environment.
“With the wide-range of platforms and operating systems available today, Marmalade provides a critical service by enabling developers to build and distribute cross-platform applications quickly and easily,” said Dr. Jo Webber, CEO of Virtual Piggy. “With Virtual Piggy integrated into the Marmalade framework, those same publishers will be able to allow their youth audience to make in-game purchases directly.”
“We’re really excited to partner with Virtual Piggy and give our developers and publishers the ability to monetize their games for the youth market in a safe parent-approved manner,” said Tim Closs, CTO at Marmalade.
About Virtual Piggy, Inc.
Virtual Piggy, Inc. is the first e-commerce solution that enables kids to manage and spend money within a parent-controlled environment. The technology company delivers online security platforms designed for the Under 21 age group in the global online market, and also enables online businesses the ability to function in a manner consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) and similar international children’s privacy laws. Virtual Piggy enables the Under 21 audience to play, transact and socialize in a secure online environment guided by parental permission, oversight and control. The company is based in Hermosa Beach, CA and on the Web at: www.virtualpiggy.com
The Marmalade SDK is a cross-platform development environment for rich apps and games on smartphones, tablets, smart TVs and other embedded platforms. Marmalade allows developers to compile a single codebase and deploy apps easily to all Apple iOS, Android, bada and BlackBerry 10 devices, as well as other platforms including selected smart TV platforms.
Marmalade has been adopted by leading publishers from around the world including; Electronic Arts, Capcom, Square Enix and Konami, and has enabled a number of high profile, high performance AAA titles and many #1 games on the Apple App Store. Well known titles including Draw Something, Call of Duty, Cut the Rope, Lara Croft, Need for Speed, BackBreaker and many others use Marmalade as their cross-platform tool of choice.
Headquartered in London, Marmalade also has an office in San Francisco and is backed by a number of high profile strategic investors, including ARM Holdings plc., the world's leading semiconductor intellectual property supplier (LSE: ARM, NASDAQ: ARMH).
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