Our CSP clients have created so many impressive examples of custom PortaSwitch add-ons: payment gateways, sign-up and self-care portals, provisioning profiles for IP phones, and more. Did you know there’s a way to generate new revenue with your custom-built add-ons and app? If you’ve developed one of these apps yourself, you know how much investment and effort it takes – both in developing the code, and in paying programmers to support the app once it’s created. So what if you could recoup those costs, and even start earning profit from your app every month? Looking to earn additional revenue with work you’ve already done? Read on to find out how!
Now you can, by becoming a PortaOne app partner. Our PortaOne cloud marketplace will give you visibility, put your app in front of other PortaOne clients, and open up a brand-new revenue source.
Any telco or vendor that has created a PortaSwitch extension or add-on can become an app partner and list their apps on the PortaOne Add-on Mart. For every CSP subscribing to your app, you earn revenue every month, creating an ongoing revenue stream. So the next time you invest in programming and support to develop a new add-on app, you’ll also be investing into a future source of recurring revenue.
All CSP clients of PortaOne, meanwhile, will have access to a growing catalog of value-added apps that can increase their bottom line and improve their customer satisfaction rates. CSPs running recent software versions (MR85 or later) can add these apps to their platform in a matter of minutes. Even those running older releases – going back as far as MR55! – can connect their PortaSwitch to Add-on Mart without performing a system update. Some back-porting and patching of the Add-on Mart connector is required in this case, but should only take a few days.
Our first official Add-on app partner is Snom, a leading global provider of professional VoIP phones and accessories. The PortaOne Add-on Mart currently features add-ons for auto-provisioning five Snom devices, and as Snom releases new phones, provisioning apps for each one will be automatically added soon after the launch. For PortaOne clients that sell Snom devices, this means no more development fees and long waits – all a CSP has to do is subscribe to the relevant Add-on apps. We recently held a webinar on our collaboration with Snom – you can watch the recording for details.
Join Snom now on our Add-on Mart with your own PortaSwitch or PortaBilling add-on. Wondering which apps qualify and can be submitted to Add-on Mart? Here are a few guidelines:
- Apps can be submitted on the condition that PortaOne has already enabled the relevant area of functionality (e.g., payment systems) via Add-on Mart
- Apps (e.g., any kind of portal) must only use the API to communicate with the actual PortaBilling or PortaSIP of the client CSP – they cannot connect directly to the database
- As apps will run in the cloud (not on the actual PortaSwitch of a CSP), they must be provided as isolated code in a Docker container
- App partners won’t have access to the client’s platform to troubleshoot issues with the purchased app – PortaOne support will deal with that – but they can always upload the new app versions to the PortaOne Add-on Mart, which will then automatically update the app for all subscribed clients
Why use PortaOne Add-on Mart?
The PortaOne Add-on Mart is win-win. For app partners, it makes their app visible to all PortaOne clients and generates recurring revenue from every CSP that subscribes to it. Add-on Mart listings are free of charge, so app partners can gain access to the target audience for their apps with zero promotional costs.
For CSPs, the Add-on Mart is a convenient source for a wide range of telco-specific apps designed especially for PortaSwitch or PortaBilling. These apps will allow CSPs to address gaps in their solution portfolio, enhance customer experience, and increase revenue by adding new VAS options.
Interested in becoming an app partner? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for all the technical and commercial details. We’ll be happy to walk you through every step!