Mechanics of how to have free and paid apps in some apk

by admin.androidsl...@googlemail.com » Mon, 13 Apr 2009 00:22:36 GMT


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 ok I can't figure the whole thing out myself but this is a starting
point and others can contribute to make a proposal to the Google
devs ...

- Apps should be published as a single apk, both free and paid version
- There should be an API within the app to confirm whether user is a
free or paid user and disable / enable functionality accordingly
- There should be a screen that can be called from the app which
allows user to upgrade to the full version with a single click
- No need to re-download the apk - just start it again with the new
settings


Advantages :
- Android market not flooded with duplicate versions of each app
- Devs can issue single update which will upgrade both sets of users
- Makes it easier for users to upgrade
- Makes it easier for devs to showcase their apps without forcing
payment


Needs a bit of refinement but hopefully this gives the basic idea, and
will help give the market a boost!!!
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Mechanics of how to have free and paid apps in some apk

by Al Sutton » Mon, 13 Apr 2009 16:52:51 GMT


 I'd be interested to know If you thing
 http://andappstore.com/AndroidPhoneApplications/licensing.jsp fits the bill. 

Within a single APK the app can check the features in the license (parameter
f in section 3) and offer the functionality as necessary.

The only thing that AndAppStore doesn't have at the moment is an upgrade
process, but this is to allow developers to develop a payment mechanism that
suits their needs (e.g. choice of payment providers, order tracking, etc.).

Al.
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ok I can't figure the whole thing out myself but this is a starting point
and others can contribute to make a proposal to the Google devs ...

- Apps should be published as a single apk, both free and paid version
- There should be an API within the app to confirm whether user is a free or
paid user and disable / enable functionality accordingly
- There should be a screen that can be called from the app which allows user
to upgrade to the full version with a single click
- No need to re-download the apk - just start it again with the new settings


Advantages :
- Android market not flooded with duplicate versions of each app
- Devs can issue single update which will upgrade both sets of users
- Makes it easier for users to upgrade
- Makes it easier for devs to showcase their apps without forcing payment


Needs a bit of refinement but hopefully this gives the basic idea, and will
help give the market a boost!!!



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Mechanics of how to have free and paid apps in some apk

by Incognito » Tue, 14 Apr 2009 09:54:53 GMT


 Not a bad idea but probably not that important to do immediately.

On Apr 12, 2009, at 12:22 PM, "admin.androidsl...@googlemail.com" 




ok I can't figure the whole thing out myself but this is a starting
point and others can contribute to make a proposal to the Google
devs ...

- Apps should be published as a single apk, both free and paid version
- There should be an API within the app to confirm whether user is a
free or paid user and disable / enable functionality accordingly
- There should be a screen that can be called from the app which
allows user to upgrade to the full version with a single click
- No need to re-download the apk - just start it again with the new
settings


Advantages :
- Android market not flooded with duplicate versions of each app
- Devs can issue single update which will upgrade both sets of users
- Makes it easier for users to upgrade
- Makes it easier for devs to showcase their apps without forcing
payment


Needs a bit of refinement but hopefully this gives the basic idea, and
will help give the market a boost!!!




      

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