Android In-app Purchases – All That You Must Know

Sanjana June 8, 2012 0

Now-a-days digital stores provide a number of mobile applications for various platforms. These stores have introduced a novel way called in-app purchases for customers to enjoy some extra content and for developers to make money. However in-app purc

hases are not always comfortable and if you are not careful, you might miss out enjoying the extra purchased content.

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Android developers and users can enjoy the benefits of in-app purchase features offered by Google Play that makes purchasing app content more simpler. The in-app purchasing models are basically divided into two main categories that is managed and unmanaged in-app purchases. With managed in-app purchases you get the full version of the app, more in-app content, expansion packs, game levels, subscriptions to magazines or other varieties of premium content.

The managed in-app purchases stay with your Google Play account forever and enable you to move from Android device to another and reinstall your apps with the complete in-app purchases content, without having to worry about loosing access to that extra content. The purchase is managed by Google that makes sure that the content is always

available. In some cases for example while switching to a new device you might have to wait for a short while while the app store figures out that you have access to more content.

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It is to be noted that to cancel a subscription to a magazine or other Android-related service, it is not enough to just delete the

app from your device. You have to actually contact the developer and cancel the subscription so that you are not billed again in the next billing cycle.

Unmanaged in-app purchases refer to those purchases that cover some form of in-app content such as coins or other kind of currency offered in some games by certain developers that are not secured by Google. However if you want to upgrade your smartphone or tablet, replace it after an accident, have lost your device or it has got stolen then this kind of unmanaged content will not get transferred to a new device. But the good news is, the app data consisting of in-game coins can be saved and transferred to other devices but the backup is not always hassle-free.Rich Text AreaToolbarBold (Ctrl + B)Italic (Ctrl + I)Strikethrough (Alt + Shift + D)Unordered list (Alt + Shift + U)Ordered list (Alt + Shift + O)Blockquote (Alt + Shift + Q)Align Left (Alt + Shift + L)Align Center (Alt + Shift + C)Align Right (Alt + Shift + R)Insert/edit link (Alt + Shift + A)Unlink (Alt + Shift + S)Insert More Tag (Alt + Shift + T)Proofread WritingToggle fullscreen mode (Alt + Shift + G)Show/Hide Kitchen Sink (Alt + Shift + Z)
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Now-a-days digital stores provide a number of mobile applications for various platforms. These stores have introduced a novel way called in-app purchases for customers to enjoy some extra content and for developers to make money. However in-app purchases are not always comfortable and if you are not careful, you might miss out enjoying the extra purchased content.

Android developers and users can enjoy the benefits of in-app purchase features offered by Google Play that makes purchasing app content more simpler. The in-app purchasing models are basically divided into two main categories that is managed and unmanaged in-app purchases. With managed in-app purchases you get the full version of the app, more in-app content, expansion packs, game levels, subscriptions to magazines or other varieties of premium content.
The managed in-app purchases stay with your Google Play account forever and enable you to move from Android device to another and reinstall your apps with the complete in-app purchases content, without having to worry about loosing access to that extra content. The purchase is managed by Google that makes sure that the content is always available. In some cases for example while switching to a new device you might have to wait for a short while while the app store figures out that you have access to more content.

It is to be noted that to cancel a subscription to a magazine or other Android-related service, it is not enough to just delete the app from your device. You have to actually contact the developer and cancel the subscription so that you are not billed again in the next billing cycle.
Unmanaged in-app purchases refer to those purchases that cover some form of in-app content such as coins or other kind of currency offered in some games by certain developers that are not secured by Google. However if you want to upgrade your smartphone or tablet, replace it after an accident, have lost your device or it has got stolen then this kind of unmanaged content will not get transferred to a new device. But the good news is, the app data consisting of in-game coins can be saved and transferred to other devices but the backup is not always hassle-free.
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