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App Store developers get promo codes for in-app purchases

updated 04:41 pm EDT, Thu May 15, 2014

Opens up range of new giveaways

App Store developers can now assign promo codes for in-app purchases, not just the apps themselves, according to anecdotes. An active example is Real Racing 3, for which EA is giving away 10 in-game gold pieces that would normally cost $2. For people who don't already have the game installed, entering the promo code will start downloading it automatically.

The change should open up content giveaways for a range of different apps, not just games. It's particularly important for reviewers, who may not be able to properly test an app without free access to all features.

by MacNN Staff



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