Google Play will soon list in-app purchase price ranges

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Taking effect on September 30th, Google have announced on the developer dashboard that the price ranges for the cost of the various in-app purchases in a given app will soon be listed in the description of the app itself. This is a great move by Google as it gives an idea of how much ...

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Google to refund consumers $19M in unauthorized in-app purchases

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You may recall quite some time ago when Google got in some trouble for violating a pretty hefty FTC complaint. The Federal Trade Commission launched a prohibition on unfair commercial practices by billing consumers for charges by children in kids’ apps. This was way back in 2011, and ...

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Google Play Store update available: Adds ability to set purchase requirements

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With all the focus surrounding the class-action lawsuit due to unauthorised charges accumulated through in-app purchases, Google has issued an update to the Google Play Store of which one particular added feature is the ability to set exactly when to be prompted for authentication. The standard ...

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Use Bitcoins for in-app purchases with InAppCoins for Android

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BitCoin has grown exponetially in its popularity and use as a virtual currency, and now a new app is launching called InAppCoins that easily integrates Bitcoin payments into mobile apps and games on Android. In-app purchases form the freemium model for many apps, so InAppCoins has launched an ...

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(UPDATE) Dayframe adds Chromecast support

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Now that Google opened up the Chromecast SDK to the public, more apps are gaining support for the tiny wifi-connected dongle. One of the newest is Cloud TV’s Dayframe that was recently updated to version 2.0. In the slideshow app Dayframe 2.0, besides have a new user experience and ...

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Amazon now lets users send Amazon Coins as gifts

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Amazon on Thursday introduced a new option which should help spur additional downloads of Android games and apps – and developer revenue. Starting today, you can buy Amazon Coins as gifts for friends and family members. These coins, which have been around for much of 2013, can be used to ...

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Amazon announces ‘Amazon Coins’ virtual currency

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Amazon today announced a new virtual currency, Amazon Coins, to be used for purchasing apps, games or other in-app items on Kindle Fire.  Set to arrive in May, Amazon Coins are touted as an easy way for Kindle Fire customers to spend revenue on apps in the Amazon Appstore.  Once enabled, the ...

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Behind the Curtain: A conversation with Game Insight

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We sit down with the team behind games like Paradise Island and Crime Story.

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Amazon Appstore now offering in-app purchases

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Amazon has today announced that in-app purchases are now enabled for apps and games in the Amazon Appstore.  If you’re a developer looking to monetize your title, Amazon’s new service lets you sell in-game currency, upgrades, magazine issues and more. There are a number of ...

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Zooz’s credit card SDK now available to all Android developers

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Developers can monetize their Android apps by adding 3-lines of code with Zooz's SDK.

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Mediocre Pours 14 News Levels into Sprinkle

The water splashing and fire fighting puzzle game that is Sprinkle is already seeing its first significant level update today. According to Swedish developers Mediocre, the new release features another world with 12 new levels as well as two levels for the existing world. What’s more, the ...

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Vodafone Announces In-App Billing for UK, Germany

Vodafone announced earlier today that subscribers in their UK and German markets will soon be able to purchase apps and goods within Android applications.  Initially available to those who purchase their handsets through Vodafone’s online and retail channels, the service will presumably ...

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Take the Zippo Virtual Lighter to Your Next Real Concert

  After more than 14 million iPhone downloads, Zippo’s popular virtual lighter application has landed on Android. Available immediately in the Android Market, this official Zippo app comes with 28 free designs with an additional 250 premium skins begging for your hard earned cash. ...

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Google: “In-App Purchases Only Available on Android 3.0 Devices.” Wait, What?

We just received a tip from one of our readers who was poking around the official Android Market Help guide earlier today. In there, they noticed a little blurb about the new in-app purchases which launched over the last few days.  Among the details is a bit about how in-app purchases are ...

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Rumor: In-App Purchases to Happen “Early March at Latest”

Whispers of the Android Market allowing purchases within applications have been circulating for quite some time, even in official circles.  Giving developers a way to further make money off of their efforts, this could open the door to host of freemium applications. Rumored to happen in the ...

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