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Free-to-play children's apps: views from the industry - Stuart Edge in The Guardian

Free-to-play children's apps: views from the industry - Stuart Edge in The Guardian | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it
Developer ideas on how parents, Apple and their peers can avoid IAP controversies. By Stuart Dredge
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Very interesting views from / on all stakeholders' role and responsibility following the IAP controversy in the UK. 

It would be high time for app developers to adopt a code of conduct before the EU Commission regulates the market. A good example is MomsWithApp's Privacy & Safety badge developped to be compliant with the US Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

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1700£ dépensés par erreur dans un jeu « gratuit » et aucun recours - - JeuxOnLine

1700£ dépensés par erreur dans un jeu « gratuit » et aucun recours - - JeuxOnLine | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it
C'est bien connu, les jeux free-to-play n'ont de gratuits que le nom. Par erreur, un enfant de cinq ans achète pour 2000 euros d'objets et en Grande Bretagne, les parents ne disposent d'aucun recours.

 

(...) Apple renvoie les parents à leur propre négligence, faute d'avoir utilisé le système de contrôle parental.

 

(...) On rappellera néanmoins qu'en France, légalement, les mineurs ne sont pas en capacité de contracter (une telle transaction par un enfant de cinq ans aurait donc été nulle selon le droit français) ou encore que les États-Unis ont adopté, suite à des cas similaires de parents en colère, des dispositions obligeant les opérateurs en ligne à rembourser les achats indus opérés par des mineurs. Ce qui n'exonère sans doute pas les parents d'une certaine vigilance.

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Nous avons édité un guide à l'attention des parents à côté de notre nouvelle application jeux "Pour les Petits Doigts... Appliqués" pour les aider à modérer l'utilisation de la tablette familiale.

 

http://cotcotcot-apps.com/iPad_enfants/collection/trucs-et-astuces-pour-petits-doigts-sur-iPad-tablette.html

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Free-to-play children's apps: it's time for a proper debate - Stuart Edge in The Guardian

Free-to-play children's apps: it's time for a proper debate - Stuart Edge in The Guardian | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it

When I talk to fellow parents, it's surprising how many say in the same breath that they won't let their kids play anything with IAP, yet also that they only download free apps for those children. This contradiction is putting pressure on developers trying to a.) make great apps and b.) stay in business.

 

Perhaps the media reports of kids overspending on IAP will change things, persuading more parents to pay for high-quality apps, or spend more time figuring out which apps use IAP in an ethical way.

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