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Amazon Tests In-App Purchases for Appstore

Wednesday Apr 4th 2012 by Developer.com Staff

The company will charge a 30 percent commission on in-app sales.

According to Maria Ly, a developer who has been involved with the program, Amazon has been testing in-app purchases for its Appstore for at least a month. When it becomes widely available, the new feature will allow both subscription-style purchases and purchases of individual items. As with paid downloads, Amazon will take a 30 percent commission on all sales.

Researchers at IHS reported that in-app purchases were worth $970 million last year, and the market could top $5.6 billion by 2015.

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