Android supports in-app subscriptions
One to note: Google launched In-app Billing on Google Play a year ago – as an important possible user-revenue stream – but is now extending it into the realm of publishing and subscriptions…
Ibrahim Elbouchikhi, Product Manager on the Google Play team, writes on the Android Developers blog:
We’re now taking In-app Billing further by adding another important business model — subscriptions. Starting today, developers can use In-app Billing to sell monthly or annual subscriptions from inside of their apps. All subscriptions are auto-renewing, for every app and game and every type of subscription product. Developers just set the price and billing interval and Google Play manages the purchase transactions for them, just as it does for other in-app products and app purchases.
For more on this, from the The Guardian, see Will Android in-app subscriptions attract magazine and newspaper apps?