12 Apr '13, 4pm

Office of Fair Trading investigates in-app sales

Office of Fair Trading investigates in-app sales

Having written yesterday about new functionality in the Google Play store that simplifies the selling of in-app products, it is interesting to read an article on The Inquirer - OFT threatens to throttle Apple and Android in-app payment charlatans The Office of Fair Trading has announced an investigation into "whether children are being unfairly pressured or encouraged to pay for additional content in 'free' web and app-based games, including upgraded membership or virtual currency such as coins, gems or fruit." Typically, says the OFT, players can access only portions of these games for free and then new levels or features, such as faster game play, cost money. Dave Neal, of The Inquirer writes that The OFT is reacting to the tabloid scare stories about people who choose to nanny their children with £500 pieces of computing equipment and then reel back in horror when they ...

Full article: http://www.electronicsweekly.com/blogs/eyes-on-android-up...

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