Android

Anrdoid In-App Payment That Works

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The first video of “The Zen of Monetization” is out!

What?

Well, it’s a series of videos I’m creating, in order to cover different aspects of monetization. The goal is simple: help developers earn more from their work. In the first episode, we cover how to use In-App Payments. It’s a brief overview that gives the macro view. We have in the pipeline few more episodes that will cover it in more details with (of course) code samples.
If you wish to get it as an article (and not a video) check this “Android in-app payments” post.

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Android, Business

Android In App Payments

top android appsAs we know, user like free applications. However, we need to make a living out of our application, right?
One of the most popular method these days is In-App Payments. You can see this in many examples: Clash of clans, Netflix, Spotify and many more.
In this post, we’ll see how to perform common In-appPayments operations from Android applications.

What is this service?

In-app billing is a service hosted on Google Play that lets you charge for digital content or for upgrades in your app. You can request product details from Google Play, issue orders for in-app products, and retrieve ownership information based on users’ purchase history. Google Play provides a checkout interface that makes user interactions with the In-app Billing service seamless and provides a more intuitive experience to your users. Continue reading

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3 Principals To Increase Revenue In Games

1. Focus on the users that love to play

You wish to promote certain items (e.g. gems, levels, arms etc’) at the right situation for the ‘heavy gamers’. It is these gamers that spend the big bucks, just have one look at the graph below to appreciate it. The challenge is to identify these players and to find the right situations. Check your analytic tools to find out segments of users that are out of the normal distribution curve. In the graph below you can see an illustration for what we wish. Focus on the all the Whales.

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Chrome, HTML5, JavaScript, php, webdev

How To Implement Web Payments

One aspect for Monetization on the web is the simple action – BUY.
In this method, the user will pay and only then, she could ‘use’ the application or service. There are several providers that offer developers an efficient ways to lead users through the checkout process. In the image below you can see an example of such usage when the user got the option to ‘Pay with Card’ in one-click.

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After you will click on this button you will get a dialog that ask for your credit card details. In this example, we are using Stripe. It’s a good option that works in many countries around the globe. Moreover, you are getting for ‘free’ all the best practices of client-side validation for the credit card details. In the image below, you can see an example of buying “one hour with Ido”, it’s looking like a bargain. Continue reading

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