02-13-2013 12:10 PM
I read, mostly, the payment service docs but I'm still confused about how to get what I want.
I have already a paid app published in App World and I would like to make a limited free version.
So my main question is why not use a link to the paid app inside the free, instead of using the payment service SDK ?
Maybe I should think about it before releasing the paid app. In this case, I might add a digital good to the free app and unlock the locked features ?
Now I have my app already published and another free app to be submitted. What to do if I want to use payment service ? Should I submit the myFreeApp to Vendor Portal and add to it a digital good pointing to the SKU of the paid version ?
Sorry if sound silly, are just few days I am into all this stuff.
thanks for your time
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02-14-2013 11:08 AM
How you choose to sell your apps/goods is entirely up to you but in general directing from a free to paid version will not provide an ideal user experience for a few reasons:
1) All user data would get lost when moving to the new app (generally unless stored in the shared area or the cloud)
2) It removes the user from your application which decreases the chances they will go through with the update
3) It creates duplicate icons on the device (free and paid apps) which can be confusing
I'd suggest either going with a solid paid app and/or going with the freemium model.
02-14-2013 01:09 PM
02-14-2013 02:01 PM
You could always maintain 2 versions of the app. Switching from free to paid requires you to open a ticket with the BlackBerry World folks, it cannot be done in the vendor portal.
Depending on the app it may make sense to maintain a paid and freemium version.