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10-15-2009, 08:44 PM #1
In-App Purchases in Free Apps are a go
[Imagine a picture of a cat holding an iPhone while jumping off an exploding building here]
Originally Posted by Our Lord and Master, Apple
No more Lite version - Mentioned in the announcement itself, developers can now (if they choose to) package their whole app under a free title, letting you try it, then if you want to really get it, just unlock the full game/app through an in-app purchase.
The end of piracy? - Probably not, but it'll be harder now. Since in-app purchases are verified through Apple to check that your account has in fact purchased the feature before being unlocked, you won't be able to just find a cracked .ipa and call it a day.
NO MORE "FREE 40 PRESTIGE POINTS IN HAPPY MMO FUN KITTY TIME" littering the free section of the store - Developers for these MMO games can now "sell" these through the app itself.
10-15-2009, 08:49 PM #2
This is very good news. Here comes the shareware and trials.
10-15-2009, 08:54 PM #3
I like the lite version.
10-15-2009, 09:17 PM #4
Yeah hopefully this will make the app approval process a little quicker for some apps, beings there will no longer be a need for a separate lite version of the apps to get approved along with the full version.
10-15-2009, 09:19 PM #5
Lite versions in the app store are making me think that DS lite is actually a cheap demo.
10-15-2009, 09:45 PM #6
New mobileinstallation patch?? Lol not likely!This is getting a lil' ridiculous...
10-15-2009, 09:55 PM #7
The end of piracy? - Probably not, but it'll be harder now. Since in-app purchases are verified through Apple to check that your account has in fact purchased the feature before being unlocked, you won't be able to just find a cracked .ipa and call it a day
I don't care personally as I use about 15 apps, half are free, the rest were cheap. I'm not one of the people running $500 in apps cracking them........... but I don't see a fork in the road for those who do with us going around apple as jailbreakers doing the same thing, but with firmware instead.Screw #Winning, I'm #Juanning
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10-15-2009, 09:57 PM #8
this is terrible it runes app store for anyone who wants a guarantee that their app will be free forever and drags people into spending money.
10-15-2009, 10:06 PM #9
There is no way this will be the end of piracy. The end of ********** - maybe, but if so there will be a new version that soon enough. Two days they were writing articles about the "new" iPhone that couldn't be jailbroken. Ha - how long did that last?I thought my carrier was bad til I got a new web host
10-15-2009, 10:08 PM #10
10-15-2009, 10:13 PM #11
Holy smokes! You aren't allowed to type the name of a package you can install in Cydia? OK, all it does is allow you to install cracked ipa files, but that's a little over the top in filtering don't ya think? Maybe you should ask saurik why this source is allowed in the first place? Am I allowed to type the name of that source or will that be filtered as well . . . . Oh, curiosity has the best of me - **EDIT CPJR- Fail**
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10-15-2009, 10:16 PM #13
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10-15-2009, 10:19 PM #14
Asking Saurik why cracked sources are allowed is like asking Apple why they let porn in Safari - the two aren't related. Cydia is APT, APT repos are standard - meaning anyone can add anything they want as long as they have half a brain to make an APT repo.
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10-15-2009, 10:21 PM #15
I wish he would block them tho.
But more would pop up
10-15-2009, 10:40 PM #16
As far as In-App purchases on free apps, its misleading to the customers to call something free and then charge later. It is convenient if you try the 'lite' version and like it, but otherwise it is manipulative. Especially since in the keynote about In-App purchases they said it would only be allowed in paid apps to keep free apps free.
10-15-2009, 10:44 PM #17
^ Yea, no doubt it won't be stopped.
10-15-2009, 11:18 PM #18
Sorry, I'll try not to let it happen again. The story did mention piracy though. Your house - your rules - I'll try to be a better guestI thought my carrier was bad til I got a new web host
10-15-2009, 11:21 PM #19
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