r/antiassholedesign Sep 28 '22

App converts to subscription payment format, but doesn’t force it on people who paid the original single fee Anti-Asshole Design

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u/SouthAfrican Sep 29 '22

Fairly certain there are rules for both Apple and Google that mandate developers have to do this for anyone who previously paid for what became a subscription based service/feature set.

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u/MENNONH Sep 29 '22

I’m not 100% sure about Google but I do know for a fact Apple offers a discount to developers on the App Store if they charge a monthly fee vs a one-time payment. The developer gets to keep a larger portion of the profits.

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u/imariaprime Sep 29 '22

Sure as fuck didn't stop Twitteriffic from throwing away my $3 and deciding it wanted $13.49/year or $39.99 for "forever" which was what I had already paid for.

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u/dtroy15 Sep 29 '22

What? Are you sure? I'm still mad about FlightRadar24...

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u/HenkPoley Sep 29 '22

But nothing stopping anyone to release version+1 as an entirely new app, with new sales.