Beware This In-App Purchase Scam Uncovered on App Store

Beware This In-App Purchase Scam Uncovered on App Store

But when we tried to release to the App Store, we got hit with "Your app contains images and references of Pepe the Frog, which are considered objectionable content".

Meanwhile, it is important that you report such scam apps if you detect them and inform others too.

Analysts say that by making tipping an "in-app purchase", Apple is aiming to make more money out of Chinese users.

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Tim Cook announced at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) last week that the company has paid out a total of $70 billion to app developers since the App Store opened almost a decade ago, and $21 billion over just the past year.

Lin continued: "I tap into the app details to see that the developer is "Ngan Vo Thi Thuy".so this is a VPN service offered by an independent developer who didn't even both to incorporate a company?" But that's anecdotal, so I wondered: Where are these revenues coming from? Alas, Apple's beloved App Store is itself home to a selection of scamware apps that essentially provide zero utility and are expressly created to con unsuspecting users out of their hard-earned money. One anti-virus app told him its cost US$99.99 for a seven-day subscription.

Apple's new update to their App Store policies official allows voluntary tipping via virtual currency as in-app purchases that Apple taxes by 30 percent. Search ads ensure it earns the top spot when you search for terms like "qr scanner" or "qr code", giving it more visibility and, to some, credibility than its legitimate counterparts. The game doesn't appear to be an issue - only the use of Pepe. The app review prompts may seem to be a smaller issue but these are annoying things faced by smartphone and tablet users after every few days.

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On your iOS device, go to Settings iTunes & App Store Apple ID View Apple ID. Upon downloading and executing the app, Lin said it requests access, or "cccess" to the user's contacts; the only option provided is to agree.

According to USA tech media TechCrunch, Apple's move could take tipping out of the grey area, and more app developers might institute digital tip jars as an alternative way to get creators paid without having to offer ad revenue sharing.

Aside from changing its developer policies, Apple could do a lot to improve the usability of in-app subscriptions. However, he also notes that at the exorbitant prices the app charged, it would only need around 200 subscribers to get to that amount.

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