December 14, 2010
Millions of users have delivered revenge on the green pigs who stole the Angry Bird’s eggs. Now, those who play on the free Android version have the option to pay to remove ads, and eventually, make in-app purchases.
Angry Birds developer Rovio has teamed up with mobile operators for “Bad Piggy Bank,” an in-app payment system directly tied with carrier billing.
The currently unknown fee will be charged directly to a player’s phone bill rather than via Google Checkout. Rovio, a Finnish company, wants other Android app makers to use its new system too.
Bad Piggy Bank, first launching in Finland then worldwide next year, will also let players download the Mighty Eagle cheat. As TechCrunch Europe reports, Rovio’s Peter Vesterbacka said the company was “not picking on Android particularly, but [thinks] that the payment method up to now has been less than perfect.”
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