This topic describes how to handle subscription lifecycle events, such as renewals and expirations. It also describes additional subscription features such as offering promotions and allowing your users to manage their own subscriptions. Before reading this topic, be sure you've read Integrate the Google Play Billing Library into your app for general instructions on how to sell and manage products in your app. If you haven't configured subscription products for your app, see Create and configure your products. A subscription can go through various state changes throughout its lifecycle , and your app needs to respond to each change. To check the subscriber's state, your app can query using either BillingClient. If your app stores subscription state on a secure backend server, your app should listen for state changes using Real-time developer notifications to ensure state is kept in-sync. A SubscriptionNotification is sent for events affecting subscription state such as renewals and cancellations. You need to call the developer API after receiving a Real-time developer notifications to get the complete status and update your own backend state. These notifications tell you only that the subscription state changed.
The subscription business model is a business model in which a customer must pay a recurring price at regular intervals for access to a product. The model was pioneered by publishers of books and periodicals in the 17th century,  and is now used by many businesses and websites. Rather than selling products individually, a subscription offers periodic monthly, yearly, or seasonal use or access to a product or service , or, in the case of performance-oriented organizations such as opera companies , tickets to the entire run of some set number of e. Thus, a one-time sale of a product can become a recurring sale and can build brand loyalty. Industries that use this model include mail order book sales clubs and music sales clubs, private web mail providers, cable television , satellite television providers with pay television channels, providers with digital catalogs with downloadable music or eBooks, satellite radio , telephone companies , mobile network operators , internet providers, software publishers , websites e. Renewal of a subscription may be periodic and activated automatically so that the cost of a new period is automatically paid for by a pre-authorized charge to a credit card or a checking account. A common variation of the model in online games and on websites is the freemium model, in which a first tier of content is free, but access to premium features for example, game power-ups or article archives is limited to paying subscribers. In publishing, the subscription model typically involves a paywall or other "toll access" system named in opposition to open access. In the field of academic publishing , the subscription business model means that articles of a specific journal or conference proceedings are only available to subscribers. Subscriptions are typically sold to universities and other higher education institutions and research institutes , though some academic publishers also sell individual subscriptions or access to individual articles.
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