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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by dkdkkdkd, Oct 29, 2019.

  1. dkdkkdkd

    dkdkkdkd Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hi guys!

    I have this paid app and I would like to be able and offer it for free to specific email accounts/users.
    I know that by changing it into a free to download app I won't be able to turn it back to the paid version and I don't want to upload a new free version neither as I wouldn't like me app installation number to be split into two apps.

    Do you know or would you recommend a way I can make this possible?
    Thanks!
     


  2. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Are you the developer of the app itself and can prove it?
     
  3. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Are you the developer of the app if you are not then you are a pirate
     
  4. dkdkkdkd

    dkdkkdkd Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Of course I am. I'm the founder of the company. I am looking for a legitimate way to offer my app to specific users for free as part of my marketing campaign.
     
  5. codesplice

    codesplice Elite Recognized Moderator
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  6. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...
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    Offer codes to install it for free.
     
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  7. It's just a little hard to find, but here's the steps...

    Log into the Google Play Console
    Select your app
    Click "User acquisition" and select Promotions
    Click the "ADD NEW PROMOTION" button
    Accept the agreement and fill out the form
    You can create up to 500 promo-codes a quarter that you can email out, post online, or whatever you like.
     
  8. LewisH99

    LewisH99 Newbie

    I don't think this is possible. If anyone knows any other method then please do let me know.
    regards,
    Lewis
     
  9. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
    VIP Member

    You could ask for beta-testers for your app. You send them the app and the unlock code and ask for their feedback. That's usually open to anyone willing to try it but I think there's a way to limit who you send it to. Not at all sure if that's how it works though...
     
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  10. Steven58

    Moderator

    Hello, I merged your threads because folks can see all of your threads in the What's New section. Double posting is just clutter and confusing. Thank you!
     
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  11. James_Watson

    James_Watson Android Enthusiast

    There are at least two methods as below for you.
    1. You may create some promo codes and then send them to those in order for them to get your app from Play Store for free.
    2. You can also add their google ids to your beta testers list of that paid app.
     
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  12. DonB

    DonB ♡ Truth, Justice and the American Way !! ♡ ™
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    You may want to open your own thread as you are hijacking another members thread.
     
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