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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Apple Drops In-App Subscription Restrictions

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 08:01 AM

http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile...pricing-policy/

"For reasons yet unknown, Apple has reversed course on a rule in its pricing policy for app makers that required them to offer App Store customers the lowest possible price."

I think Apple was getting quite a bit of push back from the publishers, and some, like the Financial Times, dropped their app entirely and went with a web based model. So they basically changed the language to allow subscriptions or in-app purchases as long as there "is no button or link within the app to purchase the approved content." This will make it a bit more difficult to offer other content, but if the publisher wants to avoid giving Apple 30% of the revenue, I'm sure they will find a way. They may just go the route that the Financial Times took, and from what I've seen so far its not a bad route to take. What are your thoughts?


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Password Requirement Added to iOS for In-App Purchases

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 05:00 AM

http://www.gearlog.com/2011/03/appl...s_for_in-ap.php

"Partially billed as a way to keep children from picking up their parents' iPhones and going crazy with in-app purchases and partially billed as a way to keep less-than-ethical iOS developers from making it deceptively easy to buy a ton of in-app content without knowing you're agreeing to spend money, Apple's latest update to iOS forces you to enter your password to accept in-app purchases for a 15 minute window."

At least this will hopefully prevent those surprise 4-digit bills, unless you are careless with your password. And I like the fact that they have given it a 15 minute window so you don't have to enter it every single time as long as you are within that window.


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