Today Niantic announced a new feature in Pokemon Go. You will now buy tickets to events such as the Pokemon Go Fest in Chicago, within the app itself. Because of the large number of tickets sold in the past, and presumably, to help fight ticket scalpers, you will first need to sign up for a ticket lottery and gain access to the ticket-buying feature.

How this works with Apple is unknown at this time. In the past, any in-app purchases on Apple devices would incur the 30% fee from Apple (to the company, not to the buyer). Maybe there is a deal between the companies because of how much money Pokemon Go brings in for Apple or a special deal for events. Just something interesting I was thinking about when writing this article up.

Do you care how you buy your anomaly tickets currently? Would you prefer to do it within the app itself?

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