Amazon Appstore introduces in-app purchasing

Everyone should know by know how much I love the Amazon Appstore. I guess I can blame my parents for making me so frugal to not be able to pass up a free app everyday. On the other end of the spectrum is premium content, and Amazon just made it even easier for developers to get paid. Today they activated the in-app purchasing option for the Amazon Appstore.

I noticed a trend in Facebook games a long time ago that kind of annoyed me. Since I love games, I’ve played most Facebook games at least once, and in every game there comes a time where the developer tries to get your money. There are different ways to do it, but for most online games it seems the easiest way to get your money is to be able to speed things up. Instead of waiting for a few days for something to finish, pay a couple bucks and get it now. Well now you will probably be seeing that system in Amazon Appstore games soon because of this update.

Now I know that there are lots of other uses for this kind of a system, but the one you see the most will probably be for games. This will stop developers from having to have separate apps for free and paid versions of apps. Just download one app, and when the trial is done and you want to buy it you can do so right in the app, not having to go back to the Appstore and download another app. Google Play has had this functionality for a while, so it’s nice to see that Amazon is following suit. This should make developers happy as another way to make some money.

[Amazon]

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Bryan Faulkner

Bryan Faulkner is a former associate editor at Pocketables. He loves to find new ways to use his tablets while working as the Tech Director at his local church. Mixing sound from the iPad is his newest obsession. He currently has a pair of HP TouchPads, an iPad 2, a decommissioned HTC EVO 4G, and a Samsung Galaxy Note II to tinker with.