Android Market Needs Gift Cards

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by JarrettV, May 4, 2010.

  1. JarrettV

    JarrettV New Member

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    I wrote a blog post about how Android Market needs gift cards.

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    As of today, the only valid purchasing method on the Android Market is the use of a credit card. Android needs gift cards to expand access to the Android Market. If there were gift cards, people could gift apps and more people (especially the young) could buy apps. I am more likely to buy an app with a gift card than my own credit card. iTunes gift cards are everywhere (literally in almost every store) which increases exposure to Apple's brand. Google needs this too!
     
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    How about a visa gift card? Sort of the same thing only more flexible.
     
  3. Corinacakes

    Corinacakes DF Super Moderator Theme Developer

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    Great idea!! i see you wrote that back in February. did you contact google? or whoever runs the android market?
     
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    JarrettV New Member

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    Visa gift cards are not user friendly. Believe me, I've tried to use these things before. Most online stores only accept one credit card so your purchase must be less than the amount on the card. How do you use the remaining amount?

    Anyway, as a person that gives a gift card, I want the recipient to buy something specifically from the Android Market. As a developer, this increases the number of sales of apps.
     
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    I think I read somewhere that soon you'll be able to use paypal, although android market gift cards would be a great idea.
     
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    I have been using a paypal debit card for google checkout (and many other online purchases that don't directly accept paypal) for some time.
     
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    Any news on an Android market gift card??
     
  8. danDroid

    danDroid DF Administrator Staff Member

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    I think the Amazon Android Market will have that feature.
     
  9. dezymond

    dezymond Tech Support Mod Staff Member Premium Member

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    You guys must be in this for the look of the cards, i would think a Visa Gift Card is the same. lol
     
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    What if it is a gift? You probably did not think of that genius. I don't know why, but there always has to be wiseguy on every website forum.
     
  11. Quicksilver7714

    Quicksilver7714 DF Super Moderator Rescue Squad Premium Member

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    Thats a great idea but i can also pay for apps with my PayPal account as well as my credit card.
     
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    dezymond Tech Support Mod Staff Member Premium Member

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    you failed to read the VISA GIFT CARD part didn't you?

    I don't know about you guys but when i give a gift card it's usually a Visa, I don't like to limit the gift to one store. In terms of usability, visa one makes more sense imo, but the looks of an actual designated store gift card cannot be beat.
     
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