The App Store Small Business Program offers lowered commission cost with one big caveat: no app transfer. But apps graduating from a “hobby” into a “small business” would definitely involve transferring ownership. Read how to transfer apps without engaging in the app transfer process and losing out on the program’s benefits.
How to Combine Apps into a Single Container App
It would be a big blow when Apple rejects your suite of apps, call it “spam” and tell you to move into a container app. If this is happening to you, then this article would be a solution to your predicament.
How to Provide Free Time-Limited Trials in the App Store
Providing “lite” version of apps had been the strategy to provide free trials since the dawn of the App Store. However these reduced-functionality apps fall short on demonstrating its full capabilities, which in itself be ineffective in enticing the user to buy. Fortunately that is no longer the only option available for App Store apps.
Modeling In-App Purchases Inventory
There are four types of in-app purchases in Apple’s App Store, with their own unique ways to manage it. The challenge is how to isolate the intricacies of these product types from the rest of the application. Otherwise a move from non-consumable in-app purchase to a subscription type would involve a major rewrite. Learn how to manage an app’s inventory of purchases and get the code base resilient to changes in the business side.
Time-Limited in-App Purchase
What if you need to create a “holiday special” in-app purchase? The item would only be available at a limited period some time in the future. However those who have bought the item would be able to use it beyond the purchase-able period, including restoring purchases should they need it.
I want to let some non-consumable iAP items just be sold during a particular period of time. Also the user who purchased these items still can restore and use it after the time period has elapsed.
Creating time-based in-app purchases (iAP) can be difficult. First all iAPs would need to go through App Review, hence they would need to be available before your app is live. Second is that there’s practically no way for the app to differentiate the app review environment versus the actual production environment – nor does Apple want you to.
But what if I say it can be done? What if you can have a non-consumable iAP, pass it through app review, and only made it for sale only during a specific period in the future? Interested? read on.
All About In-App Purchases
There are four types of in-app purchases in Apple’s App Store, with their own unique ways to manage it. Learn how to manage an app’s inventory of purchases, get the code base resilient to changes in the business side, and tips on how to implement some more esoteric business models as in-app purchases.
How to Sell watchOS Applications as an In-App Purchase
How do you sell a watchOS app? Through in-app purchase of course, like these fine apps have done. However there’s a caveat condition that you need to guard for, otherwise you risk having angry customers.
Implementing In-App Purchases for the Mac App Store
Did Apple rejected your app because it is a “trial version”? Are you looking to have an in-app purchase item in your Mac app? Read here to see the correct way to add in-app purchase items for the Mac App Store.