Rovio's Angry Birds opening their own bank for in-app purchasing

Rovio's Angry Birds opening their own bank for in-app purchasing
There were times when birds and pigs all over the world didn't mind each other at all, but since Rovio's Angry Birds broke into the mobile scene, nothing is the same. In all honesty, the Birds don't have to be so angry anymore, since they are going to consoles, inspiring other games and now set to open their own bank.

Dubbed "the Bad Piggy Bank", it will be used for in-app payment, which bypasses the Android Market. This means that your purchases will be charged directly on your telephone carrier's bill, which hints that carriers may be fighting for closer ties with developers. This potentially may lead us to a point where data plans, their reliability and prices are not going to be the only focal points for customers when choosing a carrier, and the influence of the apps that different carriers offer will increase.

Do you think this is the first step toward a fundamental shift of power from the app stores to the carriers or just one-off? And do you think this will affect you in any way? Tell us with your comments.

source: ReadWriteWeb

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13 Comments

11. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

O_O oo gotcha good XD i hate angrybird thoe :( some levels seem impossible to pass xDDD

3. mastertoothpick unregistered

yes it is on android

4. ecml

Posts: 129; Member since: Mar 23, 2010

not it is not free on Android, the lite version is free but the full version is not. I owned an Android and see that it is not free.

5. jellyelly

Posts: 7; Member since: Dec 14, 2009

O yes it is......key word, you "owned" a android and you probably dont know what the hell you are talking about because i have a captivate and a droid x and guess how much i paid for them......ummmm $0.00, free, zelch, nothing, ZERO....you must be an ibot and purchased the game i no hawk62......i hate idiots

6. jellyelly

Posts: 7; Member since: Dec 14, 2009

and its the FULL version

7. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

yes it is, they decided to make angry birds for android add supported and its free source:http://www.appbrain.com/browse/dev/Rovio+Mobile

12. ecml

Posts: 129; Member since: Mar 23, 2010

I apologize you asshole. I even gave myself a thumbs done for that comment. BTW work on your grammar I guess you got an F in English?

13. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

angry birds on android is completely free for the full version. its ad supported. "owned" and "currently own and know what is going on", are not the same thing :) i owned a chevy that didnt have power windows ages ago, does that mean they still dont? lol.

2. hawk62

Posts: 320; Member since: Nov 21, 2009

It is not a free game.

8. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

phone arena says it its i you haven't had waisted your time bashing on android phones you should already know that, full agry birds for android is free and supported by addshttp://www.phonearena.com/news/Angry-Birds-for-Android-projected-to-bring-12-million-a-year-in-ad-re venue-to-Happy-Humans_id15081

9. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

10. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

dammit windows

1. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

hmm. better be good. angry birds is a free game, so to do this they must be thinking of a lot of add ons.

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