Android market is rapidly growing, and though it was primarily related to Google’s policy, everything can now change. Unlike Apple, Google required way less from the developers, and it even didn’t charge anything, while the Cupertino-based company was getting $100 per year to hold onto a developer’s account. However, every day the number of paid apps in Google Play grows, which means users will have to pay for everything worthy, though there will be free apps as well. The latest tweet sent out by Android Developers indicates the newest feature of Google Play store’s, which refers to try-and-buy for in-app subscriptions and is made to help users when buying a paid app.
Actually, this feature is more useful for developers than users because it helps the creators control how they gain new customers. But this feature is not compulsive, as it can be used only if developers have chosen to offer a free trial period.
It works in the following way. If a developer wants to add the try-and-buy feature to the subscriptions, a trial period must be set up that can last for as many days as it’s found necessary, say, 7 days. Once this feature is available, users can access the subscription for the duration of the free trial. Although customers will be required to provide billing information, they will not be charged any cent. If the user doesn’t cancel the “bargain” after the trial period is over, the whole price of the app will be charged.
As for those who think to sign up for trial period and immediately cancel it, Google has made some limitations. The subscription will be marked “as expired,” once it’s canceled. The minimum trial period is 7-days. For more info visit “Free Trial Period” section on Google’s Android developers website, and let us know what you think about this newly-added feature.