• New App Store Subscription Rules Allow for Trials

    The App Storeís new subscription guidelines, which rolled out earlier this week, pave the way for free trials of premium apps. The trials can last anywhere from 7 days to one month, but itís entirely up to developers to offer them.

    ďApple lets developers optionally offer a free trial for in-app purchase subscriptions, which range from 7 days for a one-month recurring subscription to one month for a one-year term,Ē reports Macworld.

    If the app requires a subscription to be used at all, then the free trial subscription effectively translates into a free trial of the app. If the subscription simply unlocks additional features, then those features are available during the free trial.

    However, itís thought most iOS will remain free or sold for an upfront fee, with or without in-app purchases, under Appleís old rules. These donít allow for demos and trial versions, so you probably shouldnít get your hopes up just yet.

    Nevertheless, itís a good start, and it could make trial subscriptions to apps and services like Spotify, Netflix, and Dropbox even easier on iOS.

    [Via Macworld]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: New App Store Subscription Rules Allow for Free Trials started by Caiden Spencer View original post
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