If there’s an in-app purchase for an app, right now all you see on the app’s page on the Play Store is that there are some. But you don’t see what they are or how much they cost. Soon, you will see the true cost of apps.
According to a notice posted to Google’s Developer Dashboard, the Play Store will list all in-app purchases and their costs on an apps details page starting September 30th. So if an app is free but say, has a $1.99 fee for bonus content, that will be listed.
iOS has actually done this for some time now, so it’s nice to see Google get onboard with this policy. Here is Google’s official notice from the Developer Dashboard:
“Price ranges for in-app purchases Beginning September 30, 2014, all apps offering in-app purchases to users will have an “In-app purchases” price range displayed on their detail page on Google Play. Price ranges will include in-app products and subscriptions.
If any of your apps offer paid in-app features or subscriptions, go to your app’s In-app Products page to review the prices and publishing status of your in-app items.”
So starting September 30th, you’ll see the true cost of apps. This should help everyone, especially if they have a small child who may not know what the purchases do.
Via: Android Central