TechCrunch: Nook To Offer In-App Purchases “By The First Half Of April” Through Fortumo Partnership

The Barnes & Noble Nook isn’t doing amazingly well by most accounts, including a recently introduced giveaway program from the company itself that isn’t quite (but sure resembles) a fire sale. Now, B&N has made an announcement that is clearly designed to prop up developer interest in the platform, with the introduction of a feature that brings it up-to-speed with others: in-app purchases. In-app purchases aren’t coming to Nook right away; they’ll be rolling out gradually over the next few weeks and months, with availability beginning in April, thanks to a new partnership with mobile payments company Fortumo. Fortumo will be providing the software tools and resources needed to build in the in-app purchases, as well as a dashboard where developers can track their progress.

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