in-app purchases

MediaMonkey media manager and player arrives on Android

There is no dearth of media players on Android, so each one tries to carve out its a name for itself by focusing on some niche or unique feature. While MediaMonkey does indeed play music and video like any other, it is perhaps better known for helping you manage those files instead.

Survey: Less than 1% of mobile gamers make up 50% of spending

Do you play games on your tablet or smartphone? If you do (and we’re willing to bet you do), a new study shows you’re probably not spending anything. If you are making in-app purchases or buying apps, you’re likely doing it quite a bit, as less than 1% of us comprise 50% of total spending.

App Annie: Game app spending on the rise, digital media spending up 30%

App Annie and IHS have released their latest numbers, and there is one overriding narrative: we love media. Our spending on digital movies, games, and apps rose 30% in 2013 when compared to 2012, with mobile app spending seeing a steady upward trend. Spending in and on apps was dominated by games overall, with some countries a bit lot more into the genre than others.

Amazon launches in-app purchases and GameCircle for third-party developers

In-app purchases are a great way for app developers to make money. Amazon knows this, and they are making it easier for developers to implement in-app purchases into their apps on the Amazon App Store. They are also giving developers the ability to implement GameCircle into apps easier. This should help keep Amazon's features equal to other app stores out there.

Gameloft plans in-app purchases and social features for all 2012 games

Gameloft is one of few companies that qualifies as a top-tier game publisher in the Android realm, and it looks like they've got big plans for all of their upcoming games. Plans of a very specific nature: PocketGamer reports that Gameloft will be placing in-app purchases in every game it releases for the remainder of the year, on every platform, for both smartphones and tablets. The company made the announcement during its financial report, adding that all its upcoming games will also have social elements.