Adobe said today it has selected micro payment firm PlaySpan to power the payments platform for its developer service codenamed Shibuya.
Shibuya allows Adobe developers to monetize their Adobe AIR applications through a try-and buy mechanism, and provides a ways for them to upload and sell their apps on the Adobe AIR Marketplace.
Consumers can find applications on the Adobe AIR Marketplace, and then try them for free. If they like the application they can purchase it using a credit card, PayPal, an Ultimate Game Card(R) or over 85 other global payment methods provided by PlaySpan.
Shibuya is currently in a limited public beta. Once the service is fully launched it will be available to all Adobe AIR developers.
“We chose to work with PlaySpan because they are a leader in digital goods monetization,” said Danielle Deibler, Senior Engineering Manager — Flash Platform Services.
“They have clear focus on creating a great user experience plus a comprehensive system for managing all the details of global consumer payments and developer on boarding and settlement.”