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Registered: ‎10-01-2012
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Licensing model for my BlackBerry 10 application

Hello, I'm just finishing my first BB10 application and I'm considering business model. 


My wish is that there will be freemium version with in app purchase of upgrade (single payment).


I started to upload BAR file but I stuck at license type. 


Should I choose Subscription, Free or Paid? Help does not help much...



Also please note that help does not match content of the combobox (There is not Try&Buy option)



Please advise


-- My Blackberry 10 app at http://blackberry.hubalek.net
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Re: Licensing model for my BlackBerry 10 application

The Try and Buy option is gone or at least not available for BB10, so you can't use it. Looks like the help needs fixing there.

The License Type applies to the original download, and doesn't restrict or affect the use of the Payment Service in your app, so for your freemium-with-in-app-purchase approach you'd want to choose Free for the license type.

For the in-app purchase, you would need to add a Virtual Good. You can check that out before you make final selections on the main license type by clicking on the blue Plus symbol in the "Goods" column, next to the "Releases" column. For what you're describing, I think you'll want a Non-consumable license type for the Virtual Good. You'll also have the option of choosing a license *model* for that, similar to the license model for non-Free apps, with static, single, dynamic, and pool choices. Static lets you basically ignore that feature.

Peter Hansen -- (BB10 and dev-related blog posts at http://peterhansen.ca.)
Author of White Noise and Battery Guru for BB10 and for PlayBook | Get more from your battery!