Google Play will have a system of prepaid plans for premium apps. Google is considering a new way for users to enjoy premium apps without having to pay the full cost or opt for subscriptions.
This will allow you to access premium content or features of apps, only for as long as you need them or think it is convenient, at a reduced price.
The last Google I/O came loaded with new features for the most important products and services of the Google ecosystem. Some of the new features are already being implemented, and others will be arriving during the year.
And we were also able to learn about some new dynamics that developers will be able to apply to their apps. For example, one of them will allow developers to offer access to premium content in their apps for a limited period.
Yes, instead of paying for the app, users will be able to pay a smaller amount to access the content for a fixed period. Just like an app rental or prepaid plan. And of course, the user will be able to extend the access period when the time is over or pay again at another time to apply the same dynamics.
This modality will be ideal for those users who temporarily need premium features of certain apps. It does not seem a good investment to buy an app to use it for just a few hours or days, and then leave it forgotten on the mobile. But having the possibility of paying for the time we need it could be the perfect solution.
And of course, this micropayment system will also benefit developers, as they will have different ways to monetize their apps. The Google team announced that it would add support for these prepaid plans in Play as part of the new monetization options that developers will have in the future.