Tagged: In-App Billing
Google+ isn't the only one getting new tricks today. Google has just rolled out some new goodies for the Play Store that should help our friendly developers make even more cash money. Google Added in-app billing last year but today we now have in-app subscriptions. As of today developers can offer in-app payments for monthly or annual subscriptions to games, magazines and more.
Google Play Store isn't anything new. I've been able to bill app purchases directly to T-Mobile for a long, long time. Today though Google has issued an update regarding what all we can purchase and bill to carriers, and who all supports the system. If you're the type that hates giving out that credit card number (like my parents) this graph might be worth a second look.
Reuters' business division: reports are coming in that Google is telling major Android Market/Google Play developers to adopt Google Wallet for in-app purchases, or be removed from Android's official app distribution platform. Major developer Papaya Mobile told Reuters that Google sent them an email in August that they had to switch from their current payment system or be booted off the Android Market. Google declined to comment on the story.
Android Market's native tools for a while now, and Amazon is naturally going to be bringing the same capability to the Android-based Kindle Fire tablet. The online retailer is beginning a developer beta program for in-app purchasing even before the tablet goes on sale next month. Developers can request access to the program today.
sign up page and fill her out and you are all set.
Dungeon Defenders yet you probably should go do that right now. It is a role-playing game meets tower defense. It is extremely popular on both Android and iOS. Thankfully Dungeon Defenders FW (First Wave) Deluxe Edition is now FREEEE in the Android Market, thanks to the recently released In-App Billing or purchases that Google just announced.
has launched in-app billing on the Android Market, allowing developers to offer extra levels in their games, additional services and virtual goods in their apps. The system will also enable try-and-buy, where apps can be offered free to trial and then activated in full without demanding a whole new download. As you'd expect, Google has worked with a few software vendors in advance to give a demonstration of how the in-app billing system works. Tap Tap Revenge, Comics, Gun Bros, Deer Hunter Challenge HD, WSOP3 and Dungeon Defenders: FW Deluxe have all been updated. Full details for developers are here, but the key points are that Google still takes a 30-percent cut of every transaction - just as it already does for basic app purchases - and that, since it uses no special APIs, it shouldn't require too much reworking of code. More on the security side here.
February that Android was going to be getting in-app billing this quarter. That would mean that you could call in those Eagles in Angry Birds if you want and buy up all sorts of upgrades using real money as you play some of your favorite games. The downside to in-app billing as some other smartphone users have found out is that you can rack up a bill fast if the charges aren't made clear.