Apple has achieved a new milestone as it kicks off 2018 with record-breaking sales on its App Store. On New Year’s day of 2018, App Store customers around the world have spent an accumulative US$300 million (about RM1.22 billion on 1/1/2018). For the holiday week starting on 24 December 2017, Apple customers have spent over US$890 million (about RM3.6 billion) for the 7-day period.
Apart from Digi, both Celcom and U Mobile are also offering direct billing for purchases on the Apple App Store and services. This allows you to pay for apps, music, movies and even iCloud storage using your prepaid credit or have it charged directly to your postpaid bill.
The Google Play Store is the one stop place for Android users to purchase apps, movies, e-books and other various digital content. To make apps more accessible to the masses, Google is reducing the minimal price for paid apps and games on the Play Store.
Unless it is a sale, Google usually charge at least RM3.50 for paid apps. With the latest revision, you can expect to see paid apps going from as low as RM1.00.
The moment most Android users have been waiting for is here. Google has announced availability of paid apps to more markets which includes Malaysia.
We tried to buy an app from the market’s website but we couldn’t manage to do so. It kept prompting us to re-sign into our account again. However it can be done through the mobile market app. Credit card is the only payment channel at the moment via Google Checkout.
The exchange rate that Android market used is currently US$1 = RM2.98, which makes games like Robo Defense costing RM8.92 (US$2.99) in our local currency. This couldn’t come at a better time since the dollar is cheaper right now.
Another new feature in the Market is Editor’s choice which features the Top rated apps by Google. This makes it easier to discover apps that are worth downloading.
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Blackberry users in Malaysia can buy purchase apps on BlackBerry App World via their Malaysian issued Credit Cards.Until now, Malaysian Blackberry users we’re limited only to free apps.
Similar to iTunes for Apple, BlackBerry App World uses a BlackBerry ID that enables credit card payments and transfer their free app and paid app downloads
when they switch between BlackBerry devices.
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