Apple device users have the opportunity to make pre-orders for applications in the App Store. The company allowed developers to place their projects in the store 90 days before the release.
How it works?
Developers can pre-order paid and free applications for all Apple platforms (not only the iPhone and iPad, but also the Mac with Apple TV). If the user has left a request, the day the device is logged on comes a notification. The application will be installed automatically if the corresponding option is selected in the App Store settings. One of the first in the pre-order appeared games Gorogoa and Inside .
The money is written off only after the download, and if the price has changed before the release, the account will in any case withdraw a smaller amount. Before the end of the pre-order, the purchase can be canceled. The feature is already available in the latest versions of the company's operating systems: iOS 11.2, tvOS 11.2 and MacOS 10.13.2.
And what about Google?
In the spring of 2015, the search giant began testing pre-registration for applications on Google Play . In this case, automatic downloading is not provided, and the user will know the price after the official release. Pre-orders can be made for other content, including movies, music and books.