Apps are now subscriptions

… and there is always a something worst lurking beneath

Subscribing is supporting

What’s the problem, then?

  • Simple Apps with forced subscriptions, like a Calculators.
  • Basic features behind subscriptions, like on-device notifications. YouTube is a prime example.
  • Extreme difficulty to unsubscribe.
  • Pay-for-trials.
  • Weekly subscriptions? Really?
  • Multiple subscriptions tiers.
  • Lifetime subscriptions with pricing made to look lower tiers “cheaper”.
  • Polluting the experience with ads unless the user subscribes.

Is there something worse than subscriptions?



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Italo Baeza Cabrera

Graphic Designer graduate. Full Stack Web Developer. Retired Tech & Gaming Editor.