You probably have noticed that many apps in the Play Store have “offers in-app purchases” listed near the install icon. The only problem with that is you really don’t know if it’s one small purchase to get rid of ads or if there is a slew of options. Well it looks like Google will start listing in-app purchase price ranges soon.
This information came from Google support when they contacted the developer of GoneMad Music Player regarding Google’s new policy that all developers of paid and in-app purchase apps must provide their publicly visible address. Hit the break for the full text.
Thanks for contacting Google Play Developer Support.
As of September 30, 2014, we are implementing a number of new changes to how apps are listed and displayed on Google Play, in accordance with consumer protection laws and current best-practices, ensuring a more transparent and positive experience for users. They include:
We are requiring developers to provide a physical address for all paid apps or apps that enable in-app purchases. The address will be displayed to users in the app store listing page. By September 30, 2014, you’ll be able to add a physical address by going to your Settings page on the Developer Console (https://play.google.com/apps/publish/#ProfilePlace). Please comply within 30 days of the warning notification on the developer console. If you do not provide an address within this period, Google may take action affecting your account. This may include restricting your ability to update apps or publish new apps. Continued failure to provide an address may result in published apps being removed from the store.
We will display the price ranges for apps that offer in-app purchases and/or subscriptions on the app’s store listing page.
Please let me know if you have any additional questions and I’ll be happy to help.
Google is saying these changes are to comply with the “consumer protection laws.” Expect to see this change by September 30th.
What do you guys think? This has to be an improvement right?