Price for premium or for subscription?

premium

#1

I don’t understand if I bought the premium features for one year like a subscription OR if I bought the actual premium features forever PLUS all the features which will come out in the next 12 months, which I will then own forever.
If this is a subscription modality, I would like to have my money back and forget all about this app.
UPDATE: now I get it and I love it. Very fair model!


#2

This is not a subscription. The premium features you unlock never become locked again. You get all current features, plus any new ones released in the next year. Those features are yours forever.


#3

To me, the licensing model is quite clear. It would summarize it as: pay once, receive a year’s worth of free upgrades and use forever. Probably one of the most honest licensing models available for all parties involved.

What may be confusinfg is that the iTunes purchase history labels the premium feature purchase as a subscription, even though it is not listed under the subscriptions.

Perhaps you or Apple can do something to avoid this confusion.


#4

Indeed it’s a pity that Apple is classifying it as such, I’m afraid there’s not much we can do on the iTunes side I’m afraid.

@Manuelinux have a look at this blog post from Drew to read more on our model and the rationale behind it:


#5

This is the clarification I needed

Thx


#6

I have always loved the model from Agenda and while selfishly it works for me, I cannot help but wonder if it adds more complication (from a development perspective)?


#7

It does add more complication over using a standard App Store subscription for sure, having said that with the upfront development effort out of the way it now has very little overhead for us.


#8

You’re kidding yourself to ignore the fact that calling this non-subscription a subscription (aka in-app purchase) prevents family sharing. Were it labeled as a purchase, they’d be required to comply with Apple’s family sharing policy.


#9

Not sure suggesting that we’re do something shady in order to avoid complying with certain policies is of any help here. If you’d like to know more about the true rationale about the model we picked see this article written by Drew:


#10

We would be happy if Apple made IAPs work for the family, at least some kinds of IAP. In the meantime, you can easily just sign your kids in to your Agenda Account and they will have the premium features too.