Google Allows In-App Subscriptions For Play Store Apps

Looks like the Play Store is maturing more and more. Google just enabled subscription purchases in Play apps. A year ago, they launched in-app purchases, and this adds even more flexibility and freedom for developers. This system can be used for magazines and games, among other things. Frontline Commando, one of my favorite Android games, actually uses this system now with VIP currency packages. I wouldn’t spend money on it, but it’s good to see this option appear for developers.

The subscriptions will be auto-renewing, and Google Play will send you emails about it. The developer chooses an amount of money and a time interval, and Play handles the rest. You can cancel your subscription anytime in the My Apps section of the Play Store.

So tell us, are you excited for in-app subscriptions? Or do you think this will just give developers more freedom to make money off of useless purchases? It does go both ways. Let us know in the comments!

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