Third party iOS developers can now offer auto renewable in-app subscriptions

iOS Developers can now offer in-app auto-renewable subscriptions

iOS Developers can now offer in-app auto-renewable subscriptions

First mentioned in June, Apple has now officially made some changes that allow third party developers to offer automatically renewable subscriptions from inside an iOS app. As the length of the subscription comes to an end, the subscriber will automatically be charged for another subscription of the same length. This repeats over and over until the subscriber decides to cancel it.

Now, offering free trials for iOS apps is much easier. The trial subscription will start right away, and the subscriber won't be billed until the trial period ends. A free trial can be no longer in length than the period of a regular charged subscription. For example, if a developer offers in-app subscriptions that run for a month, a free trial can last no longer than one month.

Apple is even willing to eat some cash to offer this. Like most apps, during the first year of an auto-renewable subscription, the developer receives 70% of the revenue and Apple takes a 30% cut. Once a subscriber's first year of an auto-renew subscription is over, future revenue from this particular customer is split with 85% going to the developer and 15% going to Apple. If a subscriber drops the service and renews within 60 days, the days of service start up from where it left off.

If you're a developer who is exploring offering in-app auto-renewable subscriptions, you should check out Apple's message to App Store developers that can be found by clicking on the sourcelink.

source: Apple via TheVerge

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8 Comments

1. Fona13A unregistered

What an "explosive" convenience!

2. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Uhm.. Ha ha I guess?

4. hillaryisacriminal

Posts: 242; Member since: Aug 26, 2016

Stop trolling apple article you butthurt sambomb fool

5. Fona13A unregistered

My name is not Sam, Felicia Day!

6. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

A troll who doesn't want others to troll. [intercontinental facepalm]

8. Podrick

Posts: 1282; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Galactic facepalm more likely

7. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Reported. Good luck.

3. vliang86

Posts: 337; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

That means more developers will make more Apps for iOS first before making them for Android....money talks....developers make more money in iOS.

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