BOKU™ 1-Tap™ Billing for Android is Now Live in 56 Countries

Developer SDK enables Android developers to monetize their applications via global carrier billing from BOKU

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SAN FRANCISCO--()--BOKU, Inc., the global leader in online mobile payments, has released the production version of its 1-Tap™ Mobile Billing for Android, now live in 56 countries. The developer SDK opens up significantly expanded revenue opportunities to Android developers via direct carrier billing for in-app purchases, along with a consumer reach that spans the globe. Once integrated, BOKU’s production Android SDK provides users with a simple 1-Tap purchase process that does not require the collection of credit cards, financial information, user login, or registration through a third-party website.

"When we developed the beta version, the reaction was tremendous and the value to developers was immediately clear,” said Erich Ringewald, CTO of BOKU. “The production version released today includes global country coverage, faster end-to-end transaction time, clear messaging to consumers and enhanced error handling. All these new features help to increase conversion rates to merchants while providing a seamless and secure purchase experience.”

To make an in-app purchase via 1-Tap a customer simply selects an item to purchase and taps “Buy” to confirm. The process works like this:

  • After the user chooses what to buy, the developer makes one simple call to start the transaction.
  • The user confirms on-screen with one tap of a button and without further interaction, the transaction completes within seconds.
  • The user can then continue in the application and the charge appears on their mobile phone bill.

An SDK library is available for Android developers via To make use of the service developers only need to request access. BOKU’s Android support team will then contact the developer to send them the SDK.

Once BOKU’s service is integrated into the application, in-app mobile billing is made immediately available to the application’s consumer base with broad coverage across more than 56 countries with no need for additional work on the part of the app developer. Some of the primary features available to Android developers through the BOKU SDK include:

  • Easy integration of BOKU SDK into any new or existing Android app
  • 1-Tap Purchasing through Carrier Billing in 56 Countries
  • No User Registration or User Login and Password
  • Secure Transaction Authentication and Carrier Billing provided by BOKU Payments for Android
  • Supports Android OS 1.5+
  • Localization support for 32 languages
  • Supported countries include: Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Jordan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE, UK, US, Venezuela, Vietnam

About BOKU:

BOKU is the global leader in mobile payments, allowing consumers to purchase goods and services with their wireless number, and charge to their mobile operator bill. BOKU brings bank-grade payments technology and mobile users together on the web, creating a trusted, accessible market for consumers, merchants and carriers alike. Based in San Francisco with offices in Europe and Asia, BOKU reaches over 2.5 billion consumers worldwide. With localization and support in 32 different languages, BOKU operates in 65 different countries, across 230 different carriers globally. Leading Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and venture capitalists fund BOKU including Andreessen Horowitz, Benchmark Capital, DAG Ventures, Index Ventures and Khosla Ventures.

The company has invested more than 84 human-years in development of the BOKU Payment Platform™, with experienced developers from state-of-the-art companies like Apple, Amazon, AT&T, Bank Of America, First USA, Google, PayPal, Visa and Yahoo!. Additionally, BOKU processes transactions in 40+ currencies, collection in 10+ currencies and offers VAT/TAX management across 65 different countries while maintaining a 24x7 on-call response team for platform issues and customer support.

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For BOKU, Inc. in the United States
David Speiser, 650-515-6635
For BOKU, Inc. in Europe
Sami McCabe, +44 (0) 20 7099 6975

Release Summary

BOKU mobile billing platform for Android is live in 56 countries. SDK enables in-app billing for Android apps, allows customers to use 1-tap to purchase. The charge goes to their wireless bill.


For BOKU, Inc. in the United States
David Speiser, 650-515-6635
For BOKU, Inc. in Europe
Sami McCabe, +44 (0) 20 7099 6975