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Select a license type

You need to select a license type when you add a new app on the BlackBerry World vendor portal.

After you add a release for an app, you can only change the license type from free to paid, paid to free. Subscription license type cannot be changed. To change the license type of an approved app, you must either make the app unavailable on BlackBerry World and submit it again as a new app with a different license type, or you can complete the BlackBerry World vendor support form to request a license type change.

The four available license types are:

  • Free: Users can download the app for free.
  • Paid: Users must purchase the app before they can download and use it. If you select this license type, you must also select a license model.
  • 7-day subscription: Users can purchase the app or use it for a trial period that you specify. Use the Price drop-down list to specify the price of the initial trial period. Use the Initial Trial Period drop-down list to specify the trial period. Choose a 0 day period for no free trial.

    If the price of the initial trial period is free ($0), that period can be 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, or 14 days. If the price of the initial trial period is not free, then the period must be 7 days.

    After the trial period expires, users pay a fee to renew their subscription to the app for 7 days. Use the Renewal Price drop-down list to specify the renewal fee. If the price of the initial trial period is not free, then the renewal fee must match the price of the initial trial. If you select this license type, you must also select a license model.
  • 30-day subscription: Users can purchase the app or use it for a trial period that you specify. Use the Price drop-down list to specify the price of the initial trial period. Use the Initial Trial Period drop-down list to specify the trial period. Choose a 0 day period for no free trial.

    If the price of the initial trial period is free ($0), that period can be 0, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 14, 16, 30, 45, 46, or 60 days. If the price of the initial trial period is not free, then the period must be 30 days.

    After the trial period expires, users pay a fee to renew their subscription to the app for 30 days. Use the Renewal Price drop-down list to specify the renewal fee. If the price of the initial trial period is not free, then the renewal fee must match the price of the initial trial. If you select this license type, you must also select a license model.

The Try & Buy license type has been deprecated. If you have an existing Try & Buy app available on BlackBerry World, you can continue to submit new releases that use this license type, but you cannot submit a new release that supports BlackBerry 10 or the BlackBerry PlayBook OS using this license.



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