Tag Archive: InApp


What the rock? Guitar Hero Live features $50 in-app purchase

Activision Blizzard today released rocking rhythm game Guitar Hero Live for iOS — but you’ll need to have rock star money to afford it. That’s because, in a break from previous titles in the series, this one features a $ 49.99 in-app purchase for the full version, which includes well over 40 tracks. Yep, to paraphrase This […]

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In-app purchases flaw exposes developers to costly hacks

Sloppy coding in some popular iOS games allows hackers to give themselves and others thousands of dollars’ worth of in-app purchases for free. The hole was discovered by developers at DigiDNA, creator of a backup tool called iMazing that allows iPhone and iPad users to access their devices’ hidden file systems. The developers found that […]

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Apple plans to kill its 70/30 split for in-app subscriptions

Apple and Google boasted that they paid over $ 17 billion to app developers over the last year. What they left out is that they also made a tidy $ 7.3 billion off those sales, thanks to the 30/70 split pioneered by…Read more ›

In-app purchases will make up majority of early Apple Pay transactions

Today marks the official roll-out of Apple’s long-awaited mobile payments service, Apple Pay. But while paying for items in-store using your iPhone is definitely an exciting prospect, Cupertino expects in-app purchases will make up the vast majority of early transactions,…Read more ›

More music lovers are paying for their tunes with in-app purchases

New figures released by app analytics firm App Annie show that mobile users are more likely than ever to pay for music services by way of in-app purchases. Looking at figures from August, streaming music offerings from Spotify, Pandora and…Read more ›

European Commission praises Google, condemns Apple for in-app purchase policies

The European Commission has issued some words to Google and Apple about both companies’ steps to ensure children don’t rack up huge amounts of money on in-app purchases without their parents’ permission. In a statement released by the Commission on…Read more ›

Apple rats out Google to FTC over in-app purchases

The FTC came down hard on Apple earlier this year for its lack of parental controls for in-app purchases on iOS, so Apple did what anyone caught red handed would do — they ratted out the competition too. A week…Read more ›

iOS devs can finally offer promo codes for in-app purchases

Apple is finally giving iOS developers the opportunity to provide promotional codes for in-app purchases. EA will be one of the first to take advantage of the new scheme with a Real Racing 3 promotion that will allow players to redeem free…Read more ›

Picturelife, Now With In-App Photo Editing Tools

Users of Picturelife on iOS can now edit their cloud-stored photos right there in the app, thanks to an update launched yesterday. Picturelife was already one of the most full-featured photo-wrangling services around (it’s my favorite, although I have a…Read more ›    

Apple Reaches Settlement With FTC Regarding In-App Purchases

After negotiating with the Federal Trade Commission for months regarding the use of in-app purchases in the App Store, Apple has reached a consent agreement with the agency, according to a company-wide email Tim Cook just sent employees. Apple’s in-app…Read more ›    [Read More…]