The alternative-payment processor mPayy Inc. on Thursday announced a mobile payment app for handsets that run the Android operating system from Google Inc.

"We realize we're a little ahead of the curve, but that puts us in a good spot as merchants and billers of all sizes work to build out mobile commerce offerings and pursue alternative payments that don't rely on card networks," Conrad M. Sheehan, mPayy's founder and chief executive, said in a press release.

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