I started using a popular free to play online Poker app some time ago, and I'm pretty sure that after about a week of playing they ramped up the difficulty significantly - I was steadily winning, and then for three days straight without changing my strategy I would be beaten down to zero very quickly. They offer in-app purchases of chips, so I put two and two together and never played it again. Now I'm looking for a similar game from an honest studio, but I will not play one where in-game currency or any other game advantage is available for purchase.
After going through several dozen poker apps (including paid ones) they all fall into one of these categories:
- Offers in-app purchases.
- Doesn't say it offers in-app purchases but Google asks for that permission on install.
- Wants full access to my phone.
- Not an online poker app, but still shows up when searching for "texas holdem".
Different from two other questions I'm not looking for how to tell whether a specific app offers in-app purchases, but instead how to either not show any apps offering in-app purchases in search results or quickly determine from the search results by visual hints (that is, without having to look at each app's full info) which ones offer in-app purchases.
I'd be completely fine with using an API if that is available.