The payments system can be used by hooking up the new Corona plugin for payments, which will work with all Android app and game purchases, including Nook purchases — something the Nook team has been excited about for months already.
Amazon launched its first digital currency today with a giveaway: 500 free Amazon Coins for every Kindle Fire customer. The coins, which are worth $5, can be used to buy games, app, and in-app purchases.
Barnes & Noble subsidy Nook Media announced today that apps for its Nook devices would soon gain the ability to offer customers in-app purchases.
Five-year-old Danny Kitchen of Bristol, England, spent $2,500 on iTunes in-app purchases in about 15 minutes, the Beeb reports. Score!
‘Bait apps’ like Tap Fish have cost parents lots of money and even more frustration. Now, Apple wants to give that cash back.
A new hack surfaced today allowing iOS users to download in-app purchases without actually paying for them, according to 9to5Mac. The hack comes from Russia and is a three-step process that works on all phones, not just jail-broken ones.
Remember that scathing letter the Readability team penned to Apple back in February of 2011, when they were first rejected from the App Store? Well it seems like Apple is finally ready to forgive, approving the Readability app, which goes live this morning for iPhone and iPad.
In-app purchases are predicted to dominate the mobile-app market in the next few years. Revenue from in-app purchases, worth $970M in 2011, is expected to rise to over $5 billion by 2015, and a study by Localytics highlights the importance of generating customer loyalty, in order for developers to gain a share in these riches.
Not everyone buys virtual goods in mobile games. But among those who do, the average purchase price is pretty big: $14.
Today we’re revealing the sixth set of speakers for our third annual GamesBeat 2011 conference. Our newest slate of speakers will be part of a panel on the free-to-play mobile gaming market. They include Jeferson Valadares, general manager of games at Flurry; Gabe Leydon, chief executive of Addmired; Lou Fasulo, chief operating officer of Z2Live, and Dave Casteluovo, CEO of Bolt Creative.
Apple on Thursday moved to intervene in a lawsuit by patent licensing company Lodsys over in-app purchases, according to FOSS Patents’ Florian Mueller. Apple wants to put itself between Lodsys and seven independent iOS developers that Lodsys sued in district court in Texas on May 31.
Google’s game economy on Android devices has been handicapped for a while, compared to the iPhone’s game business. But Google may catch up quickly, based on its preview of the Android 3.0 software on Tuesday.