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Apple Settles Lawsuit Over In-App Purchases by Kids

A lot of people have suggested to us that we add in-app purchases to our app to generate money from our users, but the recent settlement between Apple and users whose kids racked up hefty bills via in-app purchases shows exactly why we refuse to use these features in our Chinese game app for kids.

From the outset, we knew we had a responsibility to parents and kids to not dangle purchases in front of children playing our apps the way so many “free” apps these day do constantly during use.

The Apple settlement, filed February 22, is clear evidence that families think this is an unfair practice and a deceptive way to make money. The fact that Apple is now giving $5 iTunes credit to each afflicted party also shows the tech giant is facing growing resentment towards in-app purchases.

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Chinese Fridge iPad App Update Coming

Hey Chinese Fridge fans, we wanted to let you know that an update to the app has been submitted so that it is officially out of beta testing.

The app approval process generally takes a week, so you can expect Chinese Fridge to hit the app store live sometime around Friday, February 1.

The app will be available via the app store around then, but until then please note the link will not be active.

Though the app is no longer in beta, we’re already working on the next update which will add new special blocks to make game play more exciting.

Thanks to all the users who participated in beta testing! We got a lot of great feedback and will begin adding new features and improvements as we review the feedback.

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