Latest in Android

Image credit:

Google Play in-app subscriptions get free trial option

Alexis Santos
10.09.12
11 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

In-app subscriptions found their way to Google Play this May, and now the folks in Mountain View are letting Android developers offer them with free trials. In order to make use of the freebie spans, you'll have to fork over your payment information to Page and Co. as if it were a run-of-the-mill purchase, but you won't get hit with the monthly fee until the dev-determined trial stretch is over. Developers looking to serve up samples of their episodic content can set a trial period that's at least seven days or longer right within the Developer Console, which means they can add the gratis option or alter its length without having to modify their apps. If the duration of the gratis subscription is changed, the tweak will only apply to new subscribers.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
11 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Engadget's 2019 Back-to-School Guide

Engadget's 2019 Back-to-School Guide

View
Watch and listen to THX's new Deep Note trailer with spatial 3D audio

Watch and listen to THX's new Deep Note trailer with spatial 3D audio

View
Facebook loses Oculus executive who led its mobile VR efforts

Facebook loses Oculus executive who led its mobile VR efforts

View
YouTube is removing its direct messaging feature in September

YouTube is removing its direct messaging feature in September

View
Walmart sues Tesla after solar panels catch fire at stores

Walmart sues Tesla after solar panels catch fire at stores

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr