App subscription


  • Hi

    I would like to sell my app on a yearly base. If you dont pay a yearly amount then you no longer gets any updates. Is this possible and what kind of support is there in the app store.

    Also,, can you start with one price model,, then,,, later on change it?



    Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:08 PM


  • This sounds like a use for in-app-purchasing.  The store doesn't have any current way to pay a "subscription" like you're hoping.

    The user would perform a purchase of a consumable item (like 365 days) and then your app consumes that each day as it goes.  When the consumable is done, the app should not let the user do something, until they re-purchase. 

    The app will still update as you produce updates.

    You can then change the IAP to offer discounted or increased-cost IAP's, whatever. 

    Darin R.

    Monday, March 31, 2014 10:14 PM