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Sorry Apple: ComiXology updates iOS app removing in-app purchases

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 27 Apr 2014 20:37

Sorry Apple: ComiXology updates iOS app removing in-app purchases Comixology, the popular comic book reader and store app recently purchased by Amazon, has updated the iOS app to remove the ability for in-app purchases.
The app will serve only as a reader now, and you will have to head to the company's website to purchase new ones. Free comics and the ability to browse within the app are still functional, as well. You can add books you want to a watch list to make purchases at home easier.

Says the company: "As we move to complete the acquisition with Amazon, we are shifting to the web-based purchasing model they've successfully used with the Kindle, which we expect will allow us to strike the best balance between prices, selection and customer experience.

There are many advantages to shopping at Because of the content restrictions our mobile partners have, shopping on the web provides even greater selection of comic books and graphic novels. iOS customers will now be able to save money with comiXology's exclusive web-only Bundles, take advantage of Subscription features and enjoy eGift Cards. We also made our website more tablet/mobile friendly on all devices to make the purchasing process that much easier. And in Safari on iOS, customers can easily save a shortcut to our webstore with the "Add to Home Screen" feature.

In the new Android 3.6 upgrade we have a new comiXology in-app purchase system and a great new shopping cart, one of our most requested features. In the new app, customers may be prompted to update your payment information to continue purchasing books. This is a one-time action after which you can purchase inside the app."

It is clear from the comments that Amazon does not want to pay Apple a 30 percent cut of their revenue.

The Verge

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