Mint Digital has recently completed the development work on Thumbplay OPEN, a self-serve way for independent content owners to upload, manage and sell mobile content to over 230 million mobile customers. It’s cool from the consumers' perspective, but it’s also cool under the hood. We thought it might be worth sharing a little bit of how it works.
Thumbplay OPEN serves two communities. Independent music and visual artists can make money by packaging and selling their work to millions of mobile customers. Site owners can sell mobile downloads from any Web site, application or widget.
From Mint's perspective Ruby on Rails, and RESTful design have proved to be a great combination when integrating with existing systems.