As we mentioned earlier today, and then later followed up with, by our own Micheal Murphy, Google held a Honeycomb event, where the company presented some new and upcoming features. Honeycomb wasn’t the only news at the event however, as Hugo Barra handed the mic over to Chris Yerga, Android’s Engineering Director for cloud services. Yerga kicked off his portion of the conference by stating that they were making changes to the market, changes that will “meet the needs” of both users and developers. One such change will be In-App purchases. We should expect to see things like purchasing music, upgrading to other versions of apps, adding extra levels or content to applications and games or even using virtual currencies, all within other apps.
Disney Mobile was also present at the conference as they showed In-App purchasing in action with their Tap Tap Revenge application. Yerga showed, while in the application itself, the ability to purchase a song from the market. It doesn’t take a genius to see how this can benefit both users and developers alike. Let us know what you think in the comments below. And if you missed the event earlier, no problem, you can hit the break where we’ve embedded the video from Google’s YouTube Page for you to view it in its entirety.
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