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Rovio reveals Bad Piggy Bank in-app payment system for Android

Angry Birds Android update incoming

Product: Angry Birds | Developer: Rovio | Publisher: Rovio | Genre: Casual
For: Android   Also on: Blackberry, Ovi, PSP, Windows Phone
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During a press event today Rovio has lifted the lid on its latest venture, an in-app payment system with the perhaps inadvisable name of Bad Piggy Bank.

Bad Piggy Bank will allow carrier billing so that in-app purchases appear as charges on users' phone bills.

It's powered by Fortumo, an Estonian mobile payments service, and it'll be available on Finnish operator Elisa first, for Android phones. It'll get a worldwide roll-out next year, though no mention is made of other mobile platforms. Any developer will be able to use Bad Piggy Bank.

Rovio CEO Mikael Hed says, “Angry Birds has become the benchmark in casual mobile gaming, and a huge part of the whole game experience is convenience. With the help of Elisa and Bad Piggy Bank, we can introduce the same high level of convenience to purchasing our products and services.”

During the press event Rovio also revealed that Angry Birds Android will soon get an update, allowing users to pay for an advert-less game and the opportunity to buy the fabled Mighty Eagle. Unfortunately, this only seems to apply to people on the Elisa and Saunalahti networks in Finland for the time being.


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Rob Hearn 10 December 2010
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Anonymous | 17:21 - 13 December 2010
hmmm well if they are doing that with phone bills and stuff then I think it would be awesome if they made apps for prepaid cards!!
I used the paysafecard to make all my online payments for skype and when i want to buy things for my farmville game on facebook! Its really great, safe, easy and fast!
Anonymous | 14:11 - 11 December 2010
Firstly Gamengine,
I am not a dude

Secondly, you are probably a member of Fortumo spreading disinformation or even a member of Rovio who has got some deal with Fortumo to promote the scammers.

Also you look as if you English is very low with the phrase, "Please stop trollin" and "Dude" as this is a common persons attitude statement on forums an places such as Youtube with people defending their musical idols

YOu obviously now nothing of CPA affiliate networks and vendors who scam a lot pretending to shave profits.

Rovio are not the perfect angel company they make out to be.All you ahve to do is to email them some questions and business proposal see if you get an answer.
Anonymous | 09:09 - 11 December 2010
f*ck off you spamming piece of asshole before I cut your arms off with my chainsaw
Anonymous | 20:57 - 10 December 2010
I dont trust that Fortumo

I promoted some stuff and got hardly anything in stats

And I am a veteran IM