Important: Have an issue with subscriptions?
We have today, 18th Feb, submitted Wotja Pro 2017 for Apple review. For further in depth rationale behind our recent changes see this forum post.
What is an in-app subscription?
An in-app subscription is just a mechanism that lets you pay to access certain features in an app for a set period of time.
We now use them because they will help us fund our continued development of Wotja over an extended period of time.
Subscriptions are not the bad thing some people might claim or fear they are, especially when used by a bone-fide developer that creates high quality paid for software that does not treat you as the product.
They mean we spend more time working for our existing customers rather than spending that time in trying to find new ones.
They also mean that during your subscription period you should continue to see improvements and new features that we would previously have had to hold back to charge for in another new paid-for version of the app.
The above mean it is a win-win for both the customer and developer.
What are "auto-renewing" in-app subscriptions?
These are just subscriptions that will auto-renew when they expire without the need for you to set up a purchase all over again. They are convenient because, for something you love and use regularly (hopefully Wotja!), you do not need to make a new purchase each time the subscription ends. Your creative relaxation is uninterrupted. They are very easy to cancel though, see below.
Is it easy to cancel my subscription?
Yes, it is very easy to cancel your subscription and you can do so at any time up to 24hrs before it renews. You may even decide to cancel it just after you purchased it - that is your choice.
What happens if I cancel my subscription?
All that happens is that at the end of the subscription period Wotja will revert to FREE operation, i.e. the feature set and capabilities you can user for free. If or when you decide you would like to start a new subscription you can do so at any time.
How do I cancel my subscription?
Apple provides detailed information on managing subscriptions. Please refer to : https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202039
- Go to the Wotja Store and press the "Manage Subscriptions" button (it is shown in the area marked as "Miscellaneous".
- You then see the Wotja subscription page and you can see what level of subscription you have.
- Press the "Cancel Subscription" button.
- Press the "Confirm" button in the pop up.
- Your subscription will no longer auto-renew.
- At the end of the subscription period Wotja will simply revert to FREE operation.
How is the subscription price decided?
It is up to the developer to set the price for the subscription and they will balance many factors (it is ultimately a cost/return equation). If the price is too high then the IAP is not purchased; if too low the app will eventually be abandoned and die because the costs are too high or returns too low. Getting that balance right is an art, not a science.
How does Wotja 4 subscription pricing stack up?
If you were to purchase Noatikl 3 for iOS, Mixtikl 7 for iOS, the old Wotja 3 for iOS (no longer available) and the 2 Albums in Tiklbox for iOS, it would cost you around $29 USD (or equivalent in iTunes pricing). If you worked part of that as a bundle it would be around $25 USD.
A 6-month subscription for Wotja starts at just $5 USD for the ESSENTIALS feature set (a massive saving on the above), or or $15 USD for the PRO set. You can also try all the Wotja features without having to first buy it (see the feature comparison)!
It works out a great deal because during your subscription period you will have had all that power in Wotja for less than you would otherwise have paid as above. And, as noted above, during your subscription period you should continue to see improvements and new features that we don't have to hold back to charge for in another new paid-for version of the app.
If you decide not to continue with your subscription then Wotja just reverts to FREE operation.
If you just don't like subscriptions?
That's OK, you can purchase Noatikl 3 for iOS or Mixtikl 7 for iOS (or a bundle) for as long as we keep them available for sale (TBD). There will be no further feature updates for those apps, however.
We hope the above info helps
We want you to be clear as to what subscriptions are and why we now use them. If you purchase a subscription to Wotja then you get our eternal gratitude and you will know that you have encouraged us to continue development of our generative music tools. Thank you!