Chromebooks, Daydream VR headsets, and Android Wear devices will soon have Google's Play Store, the company announced in a blogpost. This was part of Google's Playtime series of developer events. In Playtime, Google also said that developers could create an “introductory price” for new subscribers for a period of time, before the usual subscription price kicked in. This was to help developers acquire more customers and grow the subscription business. The company claims that subscriptions are the fastest growing business model on the platform, where user spends on subscription apps has grown 10x over the last 3 years. Developers can also use pre-registration to drive up app installs, and also use “early access” to drive early adoption of their apps or games. According to Google, open beta titles have been installed over 4 million times. Google has also announced a new beta API which will let developers identify users who have requested refunds. Apple promo codes on App Store Google enabled promo codes on the Android Play Store in January this year. Earlier this month, Apple started allowing developers to distribute promo codes for paid apps and in-app purchases, to distribute their app to reviewers or as a sample to potential customers, without having to pay for it. Similar to Apple’s plans, Android developers can generate up to 500 free promo codes per quarter for paid apps or in-app purchases. Overall, both companies offer 2,000 promo codes per year. However, Android developers cannot create promos for subscription content, something Apple allows. Push for user awareness on Android apps &…
- RBI increases UPI and recurring transaction limits for certain categories December 8, 2023
- The Quantum Hub discusses concerns on age verification and children’s data processing under India’s data protection law December 8, 2023
- India’s central bank to set up cloud facility for financial sector December 8, 2023
- Navigating the Complexities of Open Source AI: Insights from Carnegie India Summit December 8, 2023
- Supreme Court Dismisses Plea by Foundation for Media Professionals on Internet Shutdowns December 8, 2023
MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.
Factors like Indus not charging developers any commission for in-app payments and antitrust orders issued by India's competition regulator against Google could contribute to...
Is open-sourcing of AI, and the use cases that come with it, a good starting point to discuss the responsibility and liability of AI?...
RBI Deputy Governor Rabi Shankar called for self-regulation in the fintech sector, but here's why we disagree with his stance.
Straw man fallacy: IT Ministers’ defence of government exemptions in data protection law misses the point
Both the IT Minister and the IT Minister of State have chosen to avoid the actual concerns raised, and have instead defended against lesser...
The Central Board of Film Certification found power outside the Cinematograph Act and came to be known as the Censor Board. Are OTT self-regulating...
Please subscribe to MediaNama. Don't share prints and PDFs.
You May Also Like
Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...
135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...
Twitter takes down tweets from MP, MLA, editor criticising handling of pandemic upon government request
By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...