How to restrict in-app purchasing on Android and iOS

June 1, 2012

In-app purchasing is a growing trend with FREE apps right now as it’s a great way for developers and the app platforms to monetize. Google has gone one stage further with Google Play now adding in-app subscriptions – no surprise here folks. Expect Apple and others to follow the Google lead very soon. So where is the problem?

The problem is the monetization is targeting kids, and it’s the parents that are paying the tab for their kids. Smurfs’ Village anyone? Kids have no idea that virtual currency is actually real currency when spending on virtual in-game items. Why should they – they are kids! Kids are actually more savvy with computers and smartphones than their parents, so it’s no surprise parents need as much help as possible with protecting their kids and their bank accounts! Parents earn the money, so they have a right to protect it – don’t they? Read more...


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