More details are coming in which indicate that Amazon will be offering in app purchases sometime soon.
We first reported on the possibility of Amazon in app purchases in early March. At that time, a variety of developer related websites said that select developers were receiving invites from Amazon to participate in the program by including in app payment programs into their Amazon apps. The type of payment program we’re talking about here is the type of thing where an app has a free trial period and requires payment past a certain timeframe. Or an app that requires a payment to unlock certain features or provide extra benefits. The payments will be able to be made through the app, rather than having to log in to Amazon and order through their app store.
Today Bloomberg reported that the in app payment program is in the works and that Amazon will be charging a 30% commission on in app payments. Both Google and Apple have similar in app payment programs and also charge a 30% commission.
Amazon has not commented on the in app payment program publically, and no date for a full launch of the program has been provided.