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NewsPoster Mar 25, 2013 12:43 PM
Barnes & Noble adding in-app purchases to Nook in future
Book retailer <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/281784==http://www.barnesandnoble.com/" rel='nofollow'>Barnes & Noble</a> will be allowing <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/281785==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/01/03/nooks.sell.well.on.black.friday.drop.off/" rel='nofollow'>Nook HD</a> and Nook HD+ users to make in-app purchases in the future, according to a company announcement. Working with mobile payment provider Fortumo, developers of apps available through the Nook store will have the option of adding the one-click checkout payments system to their products.<br />
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Developers will have access to various <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/281786==https://nookdeveloper.barnesandnoble.com/iap.html" rel='nofollow' target="_self" title="">tools</a> and resources to implement in-app purchasing, including a dashboard with real-time analytics and purchasing data, with Fortumo handling the processing itself, <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/281787==http://thenextweb.com/media/2013/03/25/barnes-nobles-nook-to-get-in-app-purchases-soon/" rel='nofollow' target="_self" title="">reports</a> <em>The Next Web</em>. Users will see a single card payment screen when registering to make payments through the system initially, with subsequent in-app purchases being processed after pressing a "pay" button. <br />
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The addition of in-app purchases on Nook tablets brings the Barnes & Noble ecosystem in line with those of <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/281788==http://www.electronista.com/articles/12/04/10/amazon.appstore.gets.in.app.sales/" rel='nofollow'>Amazon</a> and Google. Google Play has had in-app purchasing for a considerable amount of time, while Amazon will be incorporating the new <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/281789==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/02/05/coins.to.be.used.to.buy.apps.in.app.purchasing/" rel='nofollow'>Amazon Coins</a> virtual currency to its Kindle Fire line and the Amazon Appstore in May. <br />
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Barnes & Noble may want to be careful in how it implements the purchases, otherwise it could end up on the receiving end of public complaints from the <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/281790==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/02/28/five.year.old.accumulated.2500.in.in.app.purchases .in.10.minutes/" rel='nofollow' target="_self" title="">parents</a> of <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/281791==http://www.macnn.com/articles/13/03/25/apple.refusing.to.refund.3700.bill.paper/" rel='nofollow'>high-spending</a> children.
 
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