Google enables in-app subscriptions for Android apps

Google enables in-app subscriptions for Android apps

The Android team over at Google today announced an update to its Google Play Store which now allows Android users to purchase in-app subscriptions.  Much like in-app purchases did when they were introduced, this will open the door to plenty of new developer options and user delight.  Think in terms of a company who wants to offer a monthly magazine or weekly newsletter but don’t want to charge a flat-rate off the top.  As detailed by Google, developers can set a price and billing interval for customers and Google Play will take it from there.

While making it easy for developers to offer a great purchasing experience, our subscriptions are also designed for flexibility. Developers can use them to monetize premium dynamic content such as journals and magazines, but they can also use them to sell access to bundled products, game levels, music and video content, value-added services, or any other digital content.

Developers and users alike are encouraged to read more on the Android Developers blog.

About author

Scott Webster
Scott Webster 6577 posts

Scott has been running AndroidGuys since 2007 and loves nothing more than reading up on the latest smartphone rumors. His other mobile efforts can be found on Android Update (CNET) where he covers Google's mobile platform.

You might also like

News and Rumors

Netflix app for Android updated, Honeycomb devices now supported

The Netflix app has been around for some time now and has worked “unofficially” on just about every device. Every few weeks Netflix drops an update to give “official” support

News and Rumors

Rumor: Amazon Calling on Quanta for Their Android-Based Tablet

The rumors around Amazon’s Android-based tablet get a little more concrete as DigiTimes tosses some additional details into the mix. According to their sources, Quanta Computer recently received OEM orders

News and Rumors

5 ways Facebook can improve their user experience on Android

Ahh, Facebook. It’s still one of the most popular social networks in the world, despite the rapid adoption that Google+ has garnered thus far. Sadly, Facebook’s Android experience is lacking

10 Comments

Leave a Reply