Apple, Google, and Amazon have all been under fire for their policies on in-app purchases. Many claim that it was too easy to complete these purchases, causing kids to buy hundreds or even thousands of dollars worth of crap from apps that allow it. Apple and Google have since changed their policies to make it ... Read More »
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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 ... Read More »
As Amazon’s plans to take over the smartphone and tablet industry continue to unfold, more and more unique advantages Amazon has over its competitors present themselves. Amazon was one of the first companies to release a compelling budget friendly tablet, making up for any hardware profit loss with a robust portfolio of services placed front ... Read More »
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Like it or not, the freemium model is here to stay. Last year, Google started allowing in-app purchases for applications on the Play Store, allowing developers to put out a bare-bones application for free and charge customers for additional content from within the app itself. This move only applied to the Play Store, ... Read More »
Anyone that has been reading Android and Me for awhile now is aware that we have a somewhat tempestuous relationship with Gameloft. They were staunch holdouts on the Android Market for quite some time, and their less-than-customer-friendly direct purchase model wasn’t exactly endearing them to anyone.
With that said, they seem ... Read More »
The patent holding company troll, Lodsys LLC., that has been popping up in the tech news lately for being a thorn in the side of iOS developers has now broadened their horizons and brought Android developers into the mix.
In case you haven’t been following the story the brief version is that Lodsys holds a ... Read More »