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Google Play now offering free trials for in-app subscriptions

Posted: , by Michael H.


Google Play now offering free trials for in-app subscriptions
The Google Play Store has had in-app subscriptions available since May, and the feature really came into fruition in June when the Nexus 7 was released and magazines were added to the store. Now, in-app subscriptions are getting even better with the option to offer free trials.

As of today, developers can now add in the option to offer free trials for its in-app subscriptions. The free trial must be at least 7 days, but over that, it can be as long as the developer wants (although we don't really expect too many trials that last much longer than about 2 weeks.) The purchase will go through as a transaction for $0.00, and users will get an e-mail detailing the deal. When the trial ends, the full amount of the subscription will automatically be charged, unless the user cancels. 

It seems like a pretty solid way to try to get more people interested in magazines in Google Play, and any other subscription services that are offered. 

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posted on 09 Oct 2012, 21:24

1. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)

What they need to do now is keep app data across different devices because I've bought things in apps, then have all that with what i bought gone when I uninstall the app

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 00:40

2. ahmed_ali_yossef2010 (Posts: 164; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)

people who don't have a visa won't be able to try this so they are looking fo people who will pay not to satisfy the consumer

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