Feb 14 AT 3:06 PM Dima Aryeh 10 Comments

The Play Store web interface now shows if app has in-app purchases


In-app purchases are despised by many. The freemium model lets people download free games, then allows them to spend money infinitely to play them. Instead of one payment and having a full game, you may be paying something every day. Of course, you don’t have to pay, but games like that suck people in. That’s why many are so against them.

To aid those against the freemium model, Google has made the Play Store app display when an app has in app-purchases available inside. It’s a useful tool, and it has finally come to the web interface. Now, when you’re surfing the Play Store on your computer, you can watch out for in-app purchases efficiently.

Unfortunately, this system does not tell you what kind of IAPs these are or how much they cost. It would be far more useful to see if there is only one IAP removing ads or a dozen that cost over $50. But this is a great first step. Tell us, do you have something against in-app purchases or the freemium model? Leave a comment!

Via: Android Police

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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