My question is the following: I'm planning to create a free app as a beta, where a certain amount of people will be able to join as "beta testers" (say 100 for example). After the application is tested and working fine I would like to release the fee/paid versions of that app, but giving the testers the paid version for free.

I don't think Google provide tools for that, but I'm wondering if I do a manual refund, will the user be able to get future updates? What is the best way to do that?

I'm not sure where to ask this question as on Android SE FAQ says:


[...] Issues with the Android Market from the point of view of a developer or publisher [...]

  • there might not be anywhere to ask inside SE – Flexo Apr 20 '12 at 13:50

Unfortunately, I don't think there are really any sites in the SE network that will accept your question currently. There is a proposal in the commitment phase for an App Stores SE site, so if/when that hits beta your question would presumably be on-topic there.

Aside from that, you can try using Google's Play Support site and Help Center to contact them directly.

  • Thanks! I tried many times to contact Google's Play Support.. and all I received is template responses and no information about my question. I'll follow that proposal you said.. Thanks! – SERPRO Apr 20 '12 at 13:55

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