Starting next week, users will no longer be able to purchase eBooks from Audible or Barnes & Noble NOOK apps for Android. google Payment policy updated in 2020. It states that developers must use the Google Play payment system and remove any collection system from the application. Finally, Google initially gave developers a deadline of September 30, 2021, but it stayed until March 31, 2022. Audible and Barnes & Noble appear to be waiting until the last minute to make the change. If a developer does not follow this policy, the company will remove it from the Google Play Store.
Google isn’t the only company forcing developers to use its collection system. Apple has a similar policy. Both tech giants have been criticized for this policy due to the “application store tax”. Epic Games is suing Apple to change that policy. The video game company almost won, but at the last minute Apple says it will continue its policy of forcing developers to use its system. Google didn’t face a similar lawsuit last year, when 36 states and the District of Columbia processed the tech giant to operate the Google Play Store as a monopoly.
As of April 1, 2022, users will no longer be able to use debit or credit cards for the Barnes & Noble NOOK application for Android 3.23 or later and “NOOK HD 10 designed by Lenovo† Also, promotional purchases are not available and users are not able to update their account and payment information in the application. Users lose the ability to purchase audiobooks in the application. can listen to Application launched on April 4, 2022. If users do not update these applications, they can still purchase eBooks, but the experience may not be as good as the most recent version.
In the Audible application, Premium members can still use bridges to purchase audiobooks and acquire additional bridges. Our Audible and NOOK apps allow users to add titles to your to-do list and have full access to your library. The rest of the application’s functionality remains the same. Customers are invited to use the Google Play Store to purchase eBooks or visit Audible and Barnes and Noble sites. The purchases on your site are synced to the user’s device.
Many users passed by google Play Store, meanwhile, using this collection system will not be an inconvenience. But if users don’t want to use the collection system, using the company’s website should be a viable option. Buying an eBook only requires a few extra steps. First, users can save the title to their wish list and then go to the site to complete the purchase. The ebook is synced with the app and the user can start listening or reading.
source: Barnes & Noble, can hear