Amazon Officially Announces In-App Purchasing to Compete with Apple and Google

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    Amazon has finally developed their own In-App purchasing API to go along with the Amazon AppStore. This is obviously a move to compete directly with Apple and Google more effectively by attracting devs with the potential for additional profit. Amazon’s new in-app purchasing API allows developers to sell additional content, level packs, new features and more from inside their apps. Amazon Appstore director Aaron Rubenson said, ”Amazon Appstore’s In-App Purchasing service enables developers to generate more revenue from their apps. In-App Purchasing is simple to integrate and gives developers access to millions of Amazon customers who are already familiar with Amazon’s 1-Click payment system. Many of Amazon Appstore’s customers have shopped with Amazon before and they trust Amazon’s easy payment process, which leads to higher conversion of developers’ in-app content and subscriptions.”

    You can see more details in the video above. Here's a question for all our devs out there? Does this entice you to start considering using Amazon's Appstore in your repertoire?

    Source: Kindle-FireForum via BGR
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    I'm getting so sick of all these "free" games that are out there, once you start playing them you realize that you have to pay a significant amount of money for in-app purchases to make the game even worthwhile... and the stuff you buy isn't transferring to another device, unless you remember to back up the data w/ something like TiBu. But if your phone breaks and you can't backup/restore then you are SOL.

    I have only ever used an in-app purchase on two games, Contract Killer (before all the "improvements" which are just more things to buy) and Where's My Water for the extra levels. I would much prefer to pay more for an app up front, and not worry that I'm going to have to keep buying extra credits to advance in the game.
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    REAL off subject...but I HATE how there's no channel log in the Amazon app.

    So I have to either hope I notice a new permission (and figure out how it applies to the app...which gets boring) OR run to the Android marketplace and read the "What's new" part there

    Seems like a simple concept. It could even say "channel log"! So I know why I'm updating


    So now, I try not to buy anything in the Amazon store unless it's just dirt cheap.