02-14-2012 06:07 AM
I am new to publishing the apps in the app store front.
While browsing through the documentation for the vendor portal administration guide - Vendor portal - Administration Guide - BlackBerry App World storefront - 3.1 i found that there are 2 types of subscription based Licensing Types given by RIM i.e 7-day subscription & 30-day subscription.
I want a product to have a subscription on a larger time period say one year or 3 years. That means at the time of purchase i will provide the user a product key which will expire in 1 or 3 years. After that user needs to renew the subscription by paying.
What should be my way in this scenario ?
02-14-2012 08:51 AM
02-14-2012 08:54 AM
Thanks for the prompt reply. I got what u said but it in case can u give me some more material that can help me like a link to documentation or an overview description of an example ?
02-14-2012 10:04 AM
I'm not aware of any material on this aside from what you can find by searching in these forums, or the documentation on the Payment Service.
I just checked the docs, and realized I misused the term "one-time" above. What I meant is what they call a "consumable digital good" in this page: http://docs.blackberry.com/en/developers/deliverab
One-time purchases are truly one time.. the server blocks attempts to repeat the purchase. With subscription-based goods, the server manages the renewal times etc. Since their times don't match what you want, you can't use them. With the consumable goods, it's up to you to determine how they'll be used. Since you want them to have to repurchase once a year (or whatever), you need to build around the consumable digital good.
02-14-2012 10:16 AM
Just to share another idea - you can set your app as one time purchase. Then after an year you can push a paid upgrade, after another year - another paid upgrade. The downside is that users, who have purchased the app for example a month before the upgrade, will be quite upset.
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