06-01-2012 11:03 PM
So I'm reviewing the App World Vendor agreement to try and find the answer to this question, but I'm not seeing it.
Here's an example of what I'm trying to do:
Let's pretend my app is an e-book reader. It does some analytics, and figures out what kinds of books you like, who your favourite authors are, etc. From time to time, it makes suggestions for new books for you to buy and read. You can click on the suggestion and be taken to a page on Amazon (with my affiliate code) to buy the book, download it to your device, and then open it in my app. Technically, since you purchased it on Amazon, you can access that book anywhere you want now. All my app has done is given you a link to a suggestion, I made some money when you bought it, and then you download it to whatever device you want, usually the one you're currently using.
To me, this sounds a lot like an in-app purchase. However, it is happening outside of the app. Not only do I not want to use the BlackBerry Payment Service, I really can't. I'm not going to keep an entire book catalog on App World for you to download.
Am I forced to use it? Would this count as an in-app purchase? Or as secondary revenue? Also, with the BlackBerry 10 clauses, what happens then?
Would like some clarification on this. Thank you.
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06-05-2012 02:08 PM
Going to bump this in hopes of more eyes seeing this.
On twitter, @BlackberryDev (MSohm I think) said they would look at it. I assume they're discussing a response now.
06-06-2012 02:35 AM