Amazon Raises Android In-App Purchase Limit
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Amazon’s Android application for its app store recently limited apps to $20; anything more expensive than that couldn’t go in there. This was to prevent kids from getting their parent’s phones and racking up large charges. Let’s ignore the fact that multiple $20 purchases could break a lot of parents. Now that Amazon has instituted stricter parental controls – namely taking away the “one-click” purchasing power and adding a password or PIN prompt – the retailer has seen fit to remove the $20 limitation, allowing for more expensive applications.
I can’t tell you how relieved I am to hear that they’ve added another layer of security to purchases. I wake up everyday and groggily check my phone for missed calls, texts, emails, etc. In my half-asleep state, I’ve made a few accidental calls at inconvenient times (sorry mom!) and I lived in fear that I would unintentionally open up the Amazon app store and spend money that I don’t have, presumably on something I don’t want. It’s good to know that Amazon is looking out for not just parents but the wildly irresponsible, too.
via The Verge