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Retaining Mobile App Subscribers: Paywall Optimization and Gamified UX

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Retaining mobile app subscribers is harder than it was last year, but paywall optimization and gamified UX can help. Also, cyber insurance providers are pushing companies to up their security game, and that’s mostly a good thing. — Anna

Time to Experiment

Average mobile subscription prices have been growing month over month across all subscription tiers since the beginning of 2022, according to a recent report on the state of in-app subscriptions in the U.S. from Adapty, a company that helps developers drive more revenue from their apps.

“We believe there are several reasons for this trend, including escalating inflation and higher cost per acquisition (CPA) prices for paid ads,” Adapty notes in its report, which is based on data from apps whose audiences add up to 6.5 million users.

While pricing trends are a helpful benchmark, the most actionable part of the report has to do with paywalls, one of the key elements that Adapty helps its clients optimize. The takeaway here is that these should be the focus of much A/B testing: According to the report, app revenue is growing exponentially with the number of paywall experiments.


Retaining mobile app subscribers is becoming increasingly challenging in today’s market. With rising subscription prices and escalating inflation, app developers need to find innovative ways to keep their users engaged and willing to pay for their services.

A recent report from Adapty, a company specializing in app revenue optimization, highlights the importance of paywall optimization and gamified user experience (UX). According to Adapty’s data, app revenue grows exponentially with the number of paywall experiments conducted.

## Encouraging

The report emphasizes the need for developers to prioritize A/B testing and experimentation when it comes to paywalls. By continuously refining and fine-tuning the paywall experience, developers can find the most effective approach to engage and convert users into paying subscribers.

Developers should also consider gamifying the user experience to increase user engagement and retention. By incorporating game-like elements, such as progress tracking, rewards, and challenges, developers can create a more immersive and enjoyable experience that keeps users coming back for more.

## Cyber Insurance and Security

In addition to paywall optimization, the report also discusses the role of cyber insurance providers in pushing companies to enhance their security measures. With the increasing prevalence of cyber threats and data breaches, it is essential for companies to prioritize robust security practices.

While the push for improved security may impose additional costs and burdens on companies, it ultimately serves as a valuable investment in safeguarding user data and maintaining trust. Cyber insurance providers can offer guidance and incentives for companies to strengthen their security game, resulting in better protection for both the company and its subscribers.

Overall, retaining mobile app subscribers requires a multi-faceted approach that encompasses paywall optimization, gamified UX, and robust security measures. By implementing these strategies, app developers can enhance user engagement, drive revenue growth, and build long-term customer loyalty.

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