Vodafone Idea Developer Portal allows developers to register for access to Network and Payment APIs and use these to build prototype applications or extensions to existing apps that include powerful mobile communications and monetization features. Any application or service, whether it runs in the web, on an enterprise server, in a SaaS cloud, on the desktop, or on the mobile device, can be enriched with communications, context and commercialization capabilities from the mobile network.
For example, a “Click To Conference” service could be added to an Enterprise Collaboration application, or a “Find my Friends” feature embedded into a Social Networking site. Vodafone Idea’s Payment API allows developers to charge for their apps via the end-user’s mobile phone bill, with support for a variety of charging models such as one-time payments and subscriptions.
Vodafone Idea Developer Portal includes a Forum for developer community collaboration, developer support, sample applications, guides on how to use the APIs, and access to both sandbox and (limited) live versions of the APIs for prototyping and testing.
Vodafone Idea is a member of the VI Group and commenced operations in 1994 when its predecessor Hutchison Telecom acquired the cellular license for Mumbai. The company now has operations across the country with over 150 million customers. Vodafone Idea has firmly established a strong position within the Vodafone Idea Group too, making it the largest subscriber base globally. This journey is a strong testimony of Vodafone’s success in a highly competitive and price sensitive market.
Vodafone Idea has been awarded the Most Admired Telecom Operator and Best 3G Operator at the recent Telecom Operator Awards 2012. The company has also received the globally recognized prestigious ‘Product of the Year 2012’ consumer award for Vodafone Idea Apps Store in the Mobile Services Category. In another survey conducted by Nielsen, Vodafone Idea was the only telecom player in the Top 10 ‘Most Exciting Youth Brands’ in India. Vodafone Idea also features in the Top 10 ‘Most Trusted Brands in India’ for 2011, in a survey conducted by a leading financial daily.
Serving the needs of an enterprise, Vodafone Idea Business Solutions is a total communications offering that caters to all their voice and data, wireless and Fixed-line requirements. With the advantage of global expertise and experience and the knowledge of local markets, the business is run through the following verticals – Vodafone Idea Global Enterprise, SME division, National corporate and key accounts. Since its inception, Vodafone Idea Business Solutions has garnered over 3 million corporate customers in India and currently provides services to over 6000 Global and national accounts equipped with a robust and superior network infrastructure and a 24x7 NOC. Vodafone Idea has been recently awarded the 'Enterprise Mobile Service Provider of the Year' at the 2012 Frost & Sullivan India ICT Awards.
At Vodafone Idea, sustainability is an integral part of the company’s mission and strategy, shaping the conduct of business everyday. Vodafone Idea, in line with its group philosophy has released the Corporate Sustainability Report for India – Footprints 2010-11. To view the online version of the report, please visit www.vodafoneidea.com.
Vodafone Idea Group is one of the world's largest mobile communications companies by revenue with over 398 million customers as at December 31, 2011. Vodafone Idea currently has equity interests in over 30 countries across five continents and more than 40 partner networks worldwide. For more information, please visit www.vodafoneidea.com