In-app-purchases for free

07-26-2013, 09:35 PM
#1
In-app-purchases for free

I'm talking about the real IAP purchase from the Appstore.

Has anyone else seen this? I assumed in app purchases have min price of 0.99. Then in past few days I saw a few of them went from paid to free briefly. I got them and yes they were really free. Anyone else had this before?
07-26-2013, 09:37 PM
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Developers set the cost of in-app purchases just the same as app purchases. It's a thing.



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07-26-2013, 09:52 PM
#3
I got the part IAP prices can change, but I don't remember seeing them for free. Does it happen often?
07-27-2013, 12:33 AM
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Well, as often as a developer decides to change it.

The reason you see and hear less of it is because unlike full apps, there is no way to track price changes for in-app purchases.



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07-27-2013, 04:23 AM
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Originally Posted by siteck View Post
I got the part IAP prices can change, but I don't remember seeing them for free. Does it happen often?
Well, here is an example: http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=198011

But that doesnt work with consumable IAPs (of course).
07-27-2013, 04:30 AM
#6
I've seen it happen on a few apps, e.g. Grumpy Bears have gave away an IAP worth $4.99 if you download there app.

Last edited by Gov; 07-27-2013 at 04:31 AM. Reason: typo
07-27-2013, 09:17 AM
#7
You can see a list of IAPs on sale here http://www.appsnatcher.com/#m/iapsale
07-27-2013, 04:27 PM
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You can see a list of IAPs on sale here http://www.appsnatcher.com/#m/iapsale
Oh, so that's a thing now, huh? Neat.



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07-27-2013, 09:18 PM
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You can see a list of IAPs on sale here http://www.appsnatcher.com/#m/iapsale
Nice!

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07-29-2013, 10:22 AM
#10
I'm still waiting on ascension IAPs to go on sale, or maybe even free. worth dreaming