Browsing: in-app purchasing

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  Windows Phone 7 does not have a real in-app payment solution.  Even in the few instances where it is available, it has been limited to Xbox Live titles, which are obviously not available to regular developers. Microsoft does however allow 3rd party in-app payment solutions to exist in Marketplace, and one such solution is cross-platform payments solutions app provider…

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Elbert Perez, the successful developer behind the Occasional Gamer company and many very popular games, has posted on his website that essentially the good times is over for early Windows Phone 7 developers, and that it is time to branch out to other platforms. He writes: The gold rush of Windows Phone is now over. With more and more apps…

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1800PocketPC has just noticed that Zombies!!! may be one of the first Windows Phone 7 games with downloadable content. Xbox360Achievements.org lists the game as offering an expansion pack which will add 50 more gamer points and 5 new achievements, listed above. 1800Pocketpc expects the DLC to arrive in the next few months.  Hopefully this means Microsoft is close to solving…

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On Windows Phone 7 we never really had to suffer Microsoft Points, but of course anyone buying music using the Zune desktop client would be all to familiar with the hassle, not to mention anyone playing an Xbox console game. Microsoft Points are however set to return with a vengeance to Windows Phone 7, in the form of in-app purchases,…

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It is not news that A Bugs Village is coming to Windows Phone, or that it will feature in-app purchasing.  That much was revealed in a press release by Glu Mobile as far back as August this year. Today however WPCentral claims that this important feature will not just  be confined to this Xbox Live game, as it was with…

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We have seen numerous surveys saying the app market is increasingly moving to advertising and in-app purchasing to generate revenue. Unfortunately Microsoft does not have a built-in service for in-app purchasing, but there are 3rd party services which provides the facility, such as Linxter, demoed in the video above. In the video Jason Milgram, CEO at Linxter Inc, talks about integrating…

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