AAPL Stock: 117.81 ( -0.22 )

Printed from

Google takes Android in-app purchases live

updated 10:05 pm EDT, Tue March 29, 2011

Android in-app purchases now active

Google has followed up on a last-minute promise and started up public access to Android In-app Billing. The system catches up to iOS and opens the door to buying books, game add-ons, and other content that had previously been locked out. It can take the same payment methods as regular Android app sales through Google Checkout and has the same localized prices.

Some of the first titles are those it had first promised at its Android event in early February. Many are iOS ports that already had in-app purchasing, such as Comics (Market), Dungeon Defenders (Market), and Tap Tap Revenge 4 (Market).

Both developers and users need to have at least Android 1.6 to get at In-app Billing, although some apps will need a later version of Android to run. The launch comes early as Google had set itself a Google I/O conference deadline to get the system in place.

by MacNN Staff



Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.


Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook


Most Popular


Recent Reviews

Ultimate Ears Megaboom Bluetooth Speaker

Ultimate Ears (now owned by Logitech) has found great success in the marketplace with its "Boom" series of Bluetooth speakers, a mod ...

Kinivo URBN Premium Bluetooth Headphones

We love music, and we're willing to bet that you do, too. If you're like us, you probably spend a good portion of your time wearing ...

Jamstik+ MIDI Controller

For a long time the MIDI world has been dominated by keyboard-inspired controllers. Times are changing however, and we are slowly star ...


Most Commented