Jonny Hatch

Solutions Engineer at RevenueCat

Talk Title

The joys and challenges of building a paywall with BillingClient 5


Sydney Room




11:50 > 40 min


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The time to migrate away from Google Play Billing Library 4 (PBL4) is halfway done, and developers will need to switch to PBL5 or - assuming it's announced at I/O - PBL6. There are good reasons to migrate sooner, rather than later, though:

In this talk, you'll learn how the flexibility offered by BillingClient 5 enables new paywall configurations and functionality, with working examples for you to implement yourself. We'll also highlight the challenges we ran in while upgrading the RevenueCat library to support these changes, many of which are incredibly relevant if you're one of the hundreds of thousands of Android apps that still need to migrate away from PBL4 or even 3.

You'll leave the talk with a better understanding of real-world implementations of Billing Library 5, its benefits and its challenges, setting you up for a more successful migration down the road.

Depending on this year's I/O, we'll update this talk with examples and insights pulled from PBL6 as they become available

Speaker Bio

Long history as a software engineer across a wide variety of industries including compliance, security, classroom management, enterprise IT, communications, and IAP. Focused on the customer-facing side of engineering these days to help developers make more money.