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Um...what happened to abuse of in app purchase?

08-15-2009, 02:44 PM
#1
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Um...what happened to abuse of in app purchase?

Um...what happened to abuse of in app purchase? People were really worried about incomplete games and having to buy extra levels. And so far we have seen very few apps with this feature.
08-15-2009, 02:46 PM
#2
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Shhhh... Don't remind them!

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08-15-2009, 02:47 PM
#3
Why would you make a thread about this? lol dont remind them haha

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08-15-2009, 02:49 PM
#4
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i was just wondering since not a lot of content is on the app store
08-15-2009, 03:34 PM
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i was wondering that aswell. Theres not many apps using IAP so its abit of a waste when apple could have put so much other stuff in 3.0.
08-15-2009, 03:36 PM
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no developer wants to take a chance at jeopordizing the rating and purchases of their game by adding IAP

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08-15-2009, 03:44 PM
#7
Just because 3.0 makes it possible to set up in-app purchases doesn't mean it's simple or straightforward to do so.

Having the right kind of game to support the business model, coding the game-side features, setting up your own secure servers for hosting the relevant data etc. takes a significant amount of work.

Also many are probably waiting to see someone else prove that it makes financial sense before hopping in.
08-15-2009, 03:46 PM
#8
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Yeah they seem to not want the backlash from adding IAP.

Since it was so strong before it was released, I guess they got the message
08-15-2009, 03:50 PM
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it doesnt really make sense for apple to bring something out unless they found out whether developers wanted to do it first.

What apps have used iap?
08-15-2009, 04:08 PM
#10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hdgreen View Post
it doesnt really make sense for apple to bring something out unless they found out whether developers wanted to do it first.

What apps have used iap?
search the forums because i believe there are multible forums that name all of them

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