Converting a free app to a paid-for

by frantz lohier » Mon, 21 Dec 2009 04:52:38 GMT

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 Is there a way to convert a free app to a paid for ? Does not look like this
option is available in the "upload an Application" page. What are the
options ?


Converting a free app to a paid-for

by Mark Murphy » Mon, 21 Dec 2009 04:58:56 GMT


You cannot start charging for an app that was previously free. You will
need to release a separate paid app.

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Converting a free app to a paid-for

by Matt » Mon, 21 Dec 2009 22:57:47 GMT

 If your application is a pay application, and you make it free as a
temporary promotion, can you then charge again?



Converting a free app to a paid-for

by Mark Murphy » Mon, 21 Dec 2009 23:07:50 GMT


That's a good question. All I know is that in my Market panel, things
that are free have the paid option disabled.

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Converting a free app to a paid-for

by TreKing » Mon, 21 Dec 2009 23:19:34 GMT

 I don't think so. I believe I saw a post on the Market Help Forums about
this. Someone tried this and was surprised to find they couldn't revert
back. Same rules apply. Once it's free it stays free.

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Converting a free app to a paid-for

by polyclefsoftware » Tue, 22 Dec 2009 02:35:09 GMT

 No, you can't.

At least, the market didn't let me do this the last time I tried
(about 6 weeks ago). Sales on a particular app were near zero, so I
decided to put ads in it and distribute it for free. Once I did so,
the option to toggle it back to paid was permanently disabled.


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