In App Purchases

Amazon's Incredible New Android App Store Makes In-App Purchases FREE

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Tech

Amazon has launched 'Amazon Underground', a free app store for Android phones which removes in-app purchases for thousands of apps. Some of the mos...

Apple Forced To Change 'In-App' Policy And Refund Millions To Parents

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

Apple has settled a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission over in-app purchases made by young children without the consent of their parents. ...

In App Purchases...Like Stealing Candy From a Baby... Oh Wait...

Finbarr Goode Begley | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK Tech
Finbarr Goode Begley

Mobile devices create a personal environment which is then used to take advantage of children. There have been countless scandals with thousands of pounds spent on IAPs. Who buys £69 worth of smurfberries? That is more expensive than a Lego box set which at least has reuse value! Who do companies think pays for IAP - sensible adults, or children?

App Store Bill Shock, How You Can Protect Your Kids

Sean Vanderdasson | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Tech
Sean Vanderdasson

Danny Kitchen, a 5 year-old from Bristol, racked up a bill of £1700 in less than 10 minutes. He'd been buying bombs in the 'free' app Zombies vs. Ninja at £69.99 per pack. He bought 19, as well as various other bonuses. When asked what happened Danny said, "I'm not sure how I did it, I thought it was free."