In the App Store MArket, Fortune FAvorS the Bold - Service Provider Success Hinges on Exposing Key Business and Network Enablers to Create ...

 
In the App Store MArket, Fortune FAvorS the Bold - Service Provider Success Hinges on Exposing Key Business and Network Enablers to Create ...
In the App Store
Market, Fortune
Favors the Bold
Service Provider Success Hinges on Exposing Key
Business and Network Enablers to Create Rewarding
Experiences for both Consumers and Developers

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CONTENTS
THE EVOLUTION OF THE MOBILE APPLICATIONS MARKET ............................... 3
      Mobile Applications: A Slumbering Giant Awakens ............................................. 3
      On-Portal and Off-Portal Business Models ......................................................... 3
      A New Business Model Spells Danger for Service Providers ................................. 3
      Understanding the Real Business Opportunity . ................................................... 4
      Service Providers have Unique Assets to Build the Killer Application Platform ................... 5
      Keys to Success . ............................................................................................. 5

ENABLING THE DEVELOPER EXPERIENCE ........................................................ 6
      Community Features . ...................................................................................... 6
      Access to Network and Business Enablers .......................................................... 7
      Targeting and Personalization .......................................................................... 8
      Testing and Certification . ................................................................................ 8

ENABLING THE CONSUMER EXPERIENCE .......................................................... 9
      Fostering Innovation with Network Services ....................................................... 9
      A Personalized Storefront and Digital Locker . ................................................... 9
      Service Provider Billing — A Powerful Business Enabler .................................... 10

ABOUT THE AMDOCS INTERACTIVE APP STORE SOLUTION .............................. 11

SUMMARY .......................................................................................................... 11
THE EVOLUTION OF THE
      MOBILE APPLICATIONS MARKET
Mobile Applications: A Slumbering Giant Awakens                             On-Portal and Off-Portal Business Models
As recently as June 2008, mobile applications were a niche segment          The recent history of mobile content sales has been largely driven
within the larger mobile content business. Service providers                by two business models commonly known as on-portal and off-
traditionally paid little attention to this segment, and most were          portal, both of which require service provider support. The on-portal
perfectly content to let technology suppliers like Qualcomm (with           business model requires the service provider to manage all aspects
its BREW platform) and device manufacturers, like Symbian                   of content provisioning, marketing, consumer discovery, content
and Nokia, support third party developers with device specific, or          delivery and consumer care. It also requires the service provider to
operating system specific, application environments. Yet the ecosystem      maintain systems and resources to support each of these functions.
was far from ideal, and posed significant challenges to developers,         The common off-portal business model requires the service provider to
including: device platform fragmentation, poor device user experience,      support a shortcode messaging service (SMS) and a payments service
limitations of the wireless application protocol (WAP) interface, and       to businesses that market directly to consumers via media such as the
high broadband access costs for end users. All of these challenges          web, TV, radio or magazines. The primary value added to the off-portal
translated into tough choices and high costs of entry and ongoing           business by the service provider is the ability to collect payments from
operations for small, and even medium, sized businesses. For those          a consumer without extra data entry through the device, a significant
who did decide to enter the game, effective distribution often meant        benefit when working with mobile devices and impulse sales.To address
the need to partner with mobile network operators, a prolonged              off-portal business models, service providers either put in place the
and overly complicated process for your average, run-of-the-mill            necessary systems and work directly with third parties or, more often,
start-up operation.                                                         service providers work through aggregators (like OpenMarket in the
                                                                            U.S.) who carry most of the operational burden, and offer to third
Then along came Apple. In the summer of 2008, Apple introduced              parties the extra benefit of consolidating access to multiple service
its iPhone 2.0 and App Store business model, injecting a shocking           providers within a given market.
jolt of energy into the mobile applications market, and to the mobile
developer community at large. Suddenly it became possible for third
                                                                            A New Business Model Spells
party developers to easily build mobile applications that deliver a great
                                                                            Danger for Service Providers
user experience. In Apple’s model, developers can easily on board with
                                                                            With the advent of the Apple App Store model and its emerging
a simple, straightforward revenue share contract and can rely on the
                                                                            competitors, a new business model is taking shape: the “non-portal”
availability of broadband over WiFi or the cellular network. They can
                                                                            model, where the service provider does not have a front stage role
access iPhone application program interfaces (APIs) including an in-
                                                                            in the content or application sales transactions. In this scenario, the
application purchasing API. In simple terms, Apple has unlocked the
                                                                            service provider is pushed to the back seat, relegated to the role of
revenue potential of the mobile application ecosystem, a move that has
                                                                            network access or broadband provider. This scenario represents a
profited almost every link in the mobile value chain. Although mobile
                                                                            clear and present danger for mobile service providers. Although they
service providers have benefited from an increase in data usage as a
                                                                            benefit from an increase in mobile data usage, they are witnessing
result of mobile application stores such as Apple’s and others, they
                                                                            the control over more and more elements of the mobile purchasing
have also experienced firsthand a loss of control over their traditional
                                                                            experience being wrested from their hands in favor of the on-device
content and mobile business models.

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content and application stores. For example, Apple has been able to                            its App Store, Apple has realized roughly $110 million in revenue;
create an app store that does not even require the service provider                            30 percent of direct application sales, and created a $260 million market
for payment services. Apple has successfully provisioned credit card                           for developers.1
accounts independently with their customers, using a very successful
PC application, iTunes.                                                                        However, application sales are not the end game for Apple. While the
                                                                                               $110 million revenue from direct application sales is truly impressive,
Most existing application stores have also demonstrated the power                              it represents a mere two percent of Apple’s over $10 billion in revenues
of opening the operating system directly to developers. Camera, GPS                            from iPhone and iPod Touch device sales.2 Clearly in the Apple model,
and touch-screen capabilities enhance applications to the extent                               the app store is not the main revenue driver, but a way to sell more
that customers get “locked into” using the device. As the device                               devices and create loyalty to the iPhone. The same logic applies to
manufacturers gain mind-share, service providers lose it. Considering                          service providers. By opening their own app stores and investing in an
the rise of smart devices from 26% to 33% of global demand                                     open platform for developers, service providers will be able to offer the
over the past six months (AdMob, March 2009), this threat is even                              applications their customers want to enrich the user experience and
more poignant.                                                                                 create stickiness. A service provider app store is another means to
                                                                                               help reclaim ownership over the customer experience and drive long-
However, the on-device app store model is not perfect. A modern                                term customer loyalty. Many service providers have recognized this
application store should provide developers with many of the critical                          opportunity.
services of the on-portal model, namely a way to distribute applications
through an on-portal like storefront. But most of the device-centric                           Service providers like O2, Orange and the recently aligned Verizon
application stores don’t provide the same level of testing, care or                            Wireless, Vodafone, Softbank and China Mobile, have come to
marketing support for the applications that traditional on-portal                              recognize they may be better served by opening their network
models support.                                                                                intelligence and back-office software platforms to the application
                                                                                               development community. In so doing, they are able to take advantage of
While not without fault, the new “non-portal” application store model                          long tail economics; they empower the developer community to deliver
is undoubtedly an attractive bid for both developers and consumers. A                          tailored applications to all niches within their vast customer base.
service provider’s store can certainly be equally attractive. However,                         Thus, they no longer must depend on one or two killer applications to
in order to compete and differentiate in this space, service providers                         drive revenue, but instead deliver a compelling application platform,
must adjust their strategies and take quick action.                                            enabling thousands of high quality applications to be produced, while
                                                                                               at the same time, dramatically improving customer satisfaction. This
                                                                                               paradigm shift has made service providers realize that what they need
Understanding the Real Business Opportunity
                                                                                               is not a killer application but a “killer application platform.” 3
Apple’s iPhone/iTunes App Store provides real numbers for app
sales and customer base growth. By April 2009, roughly 800 million
apps were downloaded from the Apple App Store. Since launching

1
 Christian Zibreg, http://www.geek.com/articles/mobile/analysis-app-store-now-1-million-a-day-business-cloud-mobile-apps-the-next-big-thing-20090424/
2
 Philip Elmer-DeWitt, CNN Fortune, http://apple20.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2009/05/14/how-apple-profits-from-the-app-store/
3
  William Blair & Company, The Rise of Smartphones, Dec. 2008.

FIGURE 1
App Stores Launched Prior to and in the Wake of Apple’s App StorE
                                          2000                               2008                                      2009

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EVOLUTION... (Cont’d)
Service Providers have Unique Assets                                               Keys to Success
to Build the Killer Application Platform                                           As the mobile app store space becomes a major growth area in
Table 1 demonstrates the differentiating factors in today’s application            2009, it becomes more evident that no single application store will
store competitive arena. Service providers can bring several valuable              prevail. To win in this space, mobile application stores must provide
assets to create a killer application platform that would be attractive            a uniquely differentiated experience for both mobile users as well as
to the developer and content partner community:                                    application developers.
>	Connectivity and Access: Community and social tools, like instant
                                                                                   Developer and consumer needs feed off each other. For developers,
   messaging (IM) and project sharing, allowing developers to
                                                                                   the explosion of application stores, and therefore developer
   interact, would transform a transactional and static environment
                                                                                   platforms, is not necessarily a good thing. For one, it increases the
   into a sticky, dynamic, growing community. The developer-minded
                                                                                   already painful market fragmentation. Developers are aware that
   application store must be a hub of collaborative testing and
                                                                                   their initial platform choice may limit and define the future of their
   development, rather than a mere distribution channel.
                                                                                   business. When developers like the platform and are happy with the
>	Personalization: Using network enablers (location, presence),                   business enablers, they create innovative software which appeals
   customer information (purchase history, usage history, etc.), user              to consumers.
   identity support, and behavior analytics.
>	Purchase Convenience: Through pre-existing billing and payment                  When consumers can easily discover, purchase and use a variety of
   enablement, buyer authentication and payment authorization                      innovative applications, they are likely to buy more. This in turn draws
   (namely, access to operator billing systems). The ability to complete           developer interest. An effective application store serves as a catalyst,
   a sale with the fewest number of clicks cannot be overstated.                   expediting app innovation.

>	Distribution and Reach: Access to a large mobile customer base
                                                                                   As will be explored in this paper, service providers have unique assets
   across multiple devices. On-portal storefront placement, catalog
                                                                                   that can be exposed in a controlled way to address both the consumer
   control, secure delivery and digital content locker support.
                                                                                   and developer needs, creating a differentiated app experience.
>	Multi-platform Support: Remove developers need to make platform
   decisions by supporting multiple device platforms.
>	Operational Support: Extending robust operational systems and
   processes as services to the developer community, e.g., CRM-as-a-
   service, testing services, etc.

TABLE 1
Comparison of Various App Store Models

                               Operating System (OS) Specific or White-Label Application Store (e.g. Service Provider Application Store
                               On-Device Application Store (e.g. Handango)
                               Android, Apple, RIM)
 Third Party access to         OS-specific (e.g. memory, data              OS-specific                             Service provider-specific (e.g.
 APIs                          management, media playback,                                                         location, presence, CRM data, call
                               address book, GPS, camera)                                                          management, address book)
 Distribution Channels         >	Web                                       >	Web                                   >	Web
                               > On-device store                           > Partner on-device stores              > Mobile portals (via on-device
                               > Mobile portals                            > Partner mobile portals                “Download” icon)
                               > Enterprise program                        > Direct sales
 Consumer Billing Options      Third party (e.g. PayPal, CheckOut,         Third party (e.g. PayPal, CheckOut,     Service provider billing
                               iTunes, credit card, etc.)                  iTunes, credit card, etc.)
 Developer Business Models > Direct application sales                      Direct application sales                Direct application sales
 Supported                 > Advertising
                           > In-app content sales

 Developer Support             > Online resources                          >    Business development               > Online resources
                               > Conferences and events                    >    Marketing                          > Conferences and events
                                                                           >    Sales
                                                                           >    IT
 Personalization Support       In some cases (e.g. Nokia)                  No                                      No

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ENABLING THE DEVELOPER EXPERIENCE
As mentioned, no single mobile application platform will dominate. The     Community Features
most successful platform will offer developers the best combination of     The variance in potential partners drives business models and services
core capabilities such as device software development kits (SDKs) and      needs. Potential partners engaging in application development may
network APIs, along with customer reach and monetization options.          vary in scale from a single, freelance developer to a large-scale, public
Providing such a compelling and consistent developer experience            software company. Also, partners’ goals in application development
hinges on both business and technology factors.                            may differ greatly. Some may be directly selling applications as a
                                                                           revenue stream, others may be using applications as a content
On the business side, a successful service provider application platform   marketing channel (e.g. Kindle). A third breed of developers may want
provides:                                                                  to enable and market a non-digital business via its applications.
>	A simple on-boarding and submission process, including published        Partner collaboration and the exchange of ideas and capabilities is
   and transparent guidelines                                              an essential success factor for the service provider’s application store.
>	An incentivized community that provides feedback and testing            Community features are required for partners to share problems and
   assistance                                                              solutions, discover, discuss and recommend products. An easy-to-
>	Robust monetization engines, including marketing features like          navigate, easy-to-customize community portal should accommodate
   user ranking and personalization built into the storefront              all variant partner types.
>	A simple and attractive revenue share model, including incentives
   to moderate data consumption and support costs                          Other than the obvious on-boarding and registration that should be
>	Marketing support                                                       made simple and straightforward, the portal should also connect
                                                                           developers to a personal home page or a “personal zone.” The home
From a technology standpoint, service provider success in the app          page should be accessible to other developers per privileges (like
store game depends on their ability to:                                    Facebook pages) and should support:

>	Expose network services (e.g. location, contacts, call management)      >	Profile details (mainly name, picture, description, app description/
   that can differentiate applications                                        promotion)

>	Provide powerful yet easy to use development tools                      >	App submission tracking

>	Make it easy for developers to find, implement and test the APIs        >	Sales and settlement data and reports
   they need                                                               >	Account details
>	Simplify support for multiple platforms                                 >	Alerts and notifications
>	Enforce policies without compromising the developer experience          >	Community interaction (invite others, submit/answer questions,
>	Address privacy, access control and network abuse                          share ideas via forum and wiki)

The following section provides a detailed description of the ideal
developer experience regarding some of the key aspects of the killer
application development platform.

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ENABLING The Developer EXPERIENCE (Cont’d)
Access to Network and Business Enablers                                        An integral part of the service provider’s application development
Service providers’ assets can be exposed as three types of enablers:           ecosystem is a “Service Marketplace,” where developers can subscribe
service, business and third party enablers (see Table 2). Each of              to the APIs of their choice, fee-of-charge or by paying according to
these enablers and their combinations create differentiation over              various charging models. The “Service Marketplace” should also
and above that which is offered by popular application ecosystems              support the following:
in the market today.                                                           >	The discovery of services based on category, type, name, description
                                                                                  provider and published date
Allowing third party developers to embed service provider network
                                                                               >	A view of pricing, service level agreement and other details for
and business services into their applications, makes them customer-
                                                                                  each service
specific and uniquely differentiated (see Figure 2 for example).
                                                                               >	A rating system for services which enables top services to be
Network and business services exposure also presents new                          featured
opportunities for monetization, as developers will increasingly                >	Service subscriptions (i.e. a developer can subscribe to a service at
be willing to pay for those services, as their added value becomes                a certain price level based on mutually agreed upon service level
more apparent.                                                                    agreements)
                                                                               >	SDK creation for a specific “language platform” for each service
                                                                               >	SDK downloads and the ability to plug into an integrated
                                                                                  development environment (IDE)

TABLE 2
Service Provider App Store Enablers

 ENABLER TYPE                   DESCRIPTION                                                 EXAMPLES
 Service Enablers               Capabilities derived from network elements, application SMS, WAP push, call control, location, presence, and
                                servers or billing and support systems, which can be     basic customer data
                                exposed as services and used by developers to build new,
                                enhanced applications.
 Business Enablers              Services that allow developers to reduce friction (costs,   Testing services, cloud computing, storage, customer
                                time to market, etc.) involved in different aspects of      business intelligence (BI), marketing, multi-device
                                application development, distribution, revenue and          rendering, and developer tools
                                operational lifecycles.
 Third Party Enablers           Community and third party-driven services that are          Social utilities, storefronts, media services and external
                                exposed and managed by the platform similar to the          business services
                                business and service enablers. These services vastly
                                increase the functional scope and appeal of the
                                developer opportunity.

FIGURE 2
The Service Provider’s Assets in Play:
CallManager (A Vodafone Betavine Application)

  SERVICE PROVIDER’S BUSINESS SERVICES                                                                        SERVICE PROVIDER’S WEB SERVICES

  EASY ON-BOARDING                                                                                                               CALL MANAGEMENT

  DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING, DISTRIBUTION,
                                                                                                                                           CONTACTS
  UPDATES, MONITORING, SUPPORT AND MONETIZATION

  ACCESS TO DEVICE SDKs AND BROWSER WIDGETS                                                                                              MESSAGING

 CallManager uses the service provider’s contact and call
 management APIs to set different actions for groups of
 callers and locations defined by the user. Actions include:
  • Reject                     • Send a personalized SMS
  • Send busy tone             • Mute the ringer
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ENABLING The Developer EXPERIENCE (Cont’d)
Targeting and Personalization                                              Testing and Certification
One of the most important factors that will determine the success of       Testing and certification is not only about ensuring apps will work
any given application environment is the developers’ ability to monetize   on any particular handset, but also about screening for viruses,
their apps. In other words, developers’ revenue will be a “deal breaker”   pornography and copyrighted material. Service providers should aim
in the future battle of the app store.                                     to keep the approval process to less than two weeks.

The application store game is predominantly about the long tail.           Developers should be able to build an application against network
Personalization, fed by intelligent subscriber profiles, representing      services and easily test them in their integrated development
affinities to the various content categories, facilitates discovery        environment. Community testing should also be enabled by the
and solves the relevancy issue, which is key to effective application      ecosystem. The testing functionality of the app store should
marketing and monetization. In a fully personalized storefront,            allow developers to certify the application running against an
discovery is based on users’ preferences, so developers’ access to niche   “integration sandbox” environment using real network services.
market segments is maximized.                                              Developers should have full visibility into their application certification
                                                                           process. A seamless business flow should exist between an application’s
For example, a pedometer application will reach wider audiences if it      certification and its push to the storefront, under a “What’s
is promoted to all users who have also downloaded a calorie-counter        New” section.
application or read about weight loss and fitness.

In addition, developers should be able to target their apps to specific
customer segments by age, gender, behavior, etc. This, in turn, should
feed into a powerful personalization engine. The result is an automated
marketing tool which is built into the application storefront and
exposed to the application developers during the submission process.

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ENABLING THE CONSUMER EXPERIENCE
According to Informa Telecoms & Media (March, 2009) smartphones                   Moreover, innovation enabled through network APIs is not limited to
will account for just fewer than 20 percent of the global mobile market           the mobile screen. Network APIs can enhance the functionality of
by the end of 2009. That would leave 80 percent — or 3.2 billion                  web applications as well as mobile. Exposing network APIs to the
mobile users — without access to an app store-like experience. The                millions-strong web development community enables the next phase
first and perhaps greatest challenge for service providers is therefore,          of connectivity. This will position service providers at the center of the
to ensure that this experience is accessible to all.                              new value chain and as purveyors of the connected lifestyle.

Platforms designed for widgets and web applications, such as the Joint            Users will be able to access and communicate their network-based
Innovation Lab (JIL), and Orange widget editor partially address this             content and information across any screen. For example, incoming
problem. Mobile widgets provide a similar user experience across                  SMS would display on users’ screens, regardless of whether they are
a variety of smartphones as well as mid- and low-cost handsets on                 playing a game console, using the PC or watching TV. Web applications
multiple operating systems.                                                       that implement network APIs can also be mash-ups of network and
                                                                                  third-party web services. For example, an application can be set to
In addition to the quality of the user experience achieved through                track certain stock price changes and alert users to changes in real
the device, other factors impact the volume of purchases and overall              time, via SMS.
customer loyalty to a service provider’s application store:
>	A variety of innovative, functional and personalized apps that                 A Personalized Storefront and Digital Locker
   provide real value                                                             The storefront experience is key to the success of the application store.
>	An attractive storefront                                                       Apps discoverability is not only an issue for developers but also for
                                                                                  consumers. It goes without saying that users should be able to type an
>	Discoverability of apps (search, personalization, featured apps)
                                                                                  app’s name into a search box and find it.
>	Easy download and sideload (pc-to-device) of apps
>	Seamless payment through the service provider’s billing                        Furthermore, app placement should reflect popularity and relevance
                                                                                  and be geared entirely toward consumer needs. Customer data and
>	A digital locker for saving apps accessible from the mobile deck               artificial intelligence should be applied to create personalization of the
                                                                                  storefront. This would eliminate “click distance” and ensure users are
Following are some examples of how the ideal consumer app experience              exposed to the applications that are most relevant to them.
may be achieved within a service provider app store.
                                                                                  A network-based digital locker would ensure that the users’ favorite
Fostering Innovation with Network Services                                        apps are saved, even if their device is lost, damaged or stolen. A digital
SMS, WAP push, call control, location, presence, and basic customer data          locker would also help strengthen the service provider’s relationship
can all be used to infuse real user value into applications and create loyalty    with the consumer because it would hold content which users view
and brand recognition. Applications that enable users to access and interact      as their private “assets” and would therefore form an attachment. In
with information stored on their calendar, contacts, messaging, photo and         addition, at a time of crisis, the service provider would “own” and be
profiles, provide more than just entertainment.They become an extension of        responsible for effortlessly restoring the positive user experience and
the phone’s functionality and an integral part of the user’s digital lifestyle.   “saving the day.” This in turn would enhance users’ positive perception
Figure 2 above provides an example for such an application.                       and mind-share.

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ENABLING The CONSUMER EXPERIENCE (Cont’d)
Service Provider Billing —                                                 Done well, service provider billing offers seamless, one-click simplicity.
A Powerful Business Enabler                                                However, service providers are still challenged by the need to have
As most service providers who have already launched application            the right systems in place for allowing micro payments to a myriad
stores realize, users’ ability to pay seamlessly, without submitting any   of developers and third party affiliates. Premium SMS services and
personal information, is a key factor in their readiness to download       pre-paid cards offer a roundabout way of tackling the problem; more
applications. Consumers simply cannot be expected to make the              importantly, they offer reduced usability to the consumer compared to
effort to purchase something if it takes more than a few clicks            direct billing.
to complete.
                                                                           Service providers should invest in the right platform that would
Out of the three possible payment mechanisms — credit cards, third         empower them to utilize their billing relationship with the customer,
party accounts and service provider billing — the latter is the most       improve the consumer experience and drive revenues from their
user-friendly. While entering credit card account numbers usually poses    application store.
a trust barrier to some users, most device-centered app stores utilize
a third party billing system, which already stores the user’s credit
details (e.g., iTunes). However, as research suggests4, it is not always
safe to assume that users have a computer and credit card. PC and
broadband penetration in some European countries is relatively low. In
Japan, young consumers are actually less likely to own a computer and
instead rely almost entirely on advanced mobile phones.

4
    Deutsche Bank, Digits 14, App Store Mania, April 2009.

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ABOUT THE AMDOCS INTERACTIVE
       APP STORE SOLUTION
As a leading player in enabling service providers to create personalized   enables service providers to expose and monetize network and business
and profitable online digital experiences, Amdocs Interactive              resources easily and securely, through partnerships with the developer
understands the challenges facing service providers and what it            community. With the Amdocs Interactive App Store Solution, service
will take for them to succeed in the app store game. To address this       providers can create a collaborative developer ecosystem, allowing
market need, we have launched the Amdocs Interactive App Store             developer partners to easily create, test, target, distribute and monetize
Solution. This solution allows developer communities to create and         new and mashed-up applications.
sell innovative applications that make the most of service providers’
unique assets while providing a more optimal customer experience. It

       SUMMARY
Service providers’ role in the hugely profitable mobile app value chain    Putting in place the right infrastructure for the service provider’s
is rapidly eroding, as device manufacturers and operating system           application store is, indeed, not for the faint-hearted. Careful thought
vendors currently dominate this space. Realizing their loss of mind-       should be put into accommodating the whole ecosystem to address
share and user loyalty, many service providers have already initiated      both the consumer and developer needs. Exposing the right business
mobile application strategies. At the center of any such strategy is a     and network capabilities will ensure a rewarding experience for the
development platform, catering to a community of developers who are        consumer, and a revenue-generating one for developers and service
operating in a largely segmented device market and must carefully          providers alike.
choose their partner before investing any resources.

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ABOUT AMDOCS Interactive
Amdocs Interactive App Store solution is part of the Amdocs Interactive set of offerings
designed specifically to address the challenges of delivering the optimal online customer
experience. Part of the larger Amdocs Customer Experience Systems (CES) portfolio, Amdocs
Interactive offerings span commerce, partner collaboration, self-service and personalized
portal solutions. To learn more about Amdocs Interactive solutions and services visit us
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