Using In-App Purchasing
To create an In-App Purchase (IAP) product sign in to your account on http://itunesconnect.aple.com with your Apple ID and password.
Click on "Manage Your Applications" module:
Click on icon of necessary application. Click on button "Manage In-App Purchases":
To create a Non-consumable product click on button "Create New"
You can create 5 types of IAP products for your app:
- Consumable (products must be purchased each time the user needs that item),
- Non-consumable (products are purchased only once by a particular user),
- Auto-renewable subscriptions (provide access to content or services during the duration of subscription),
- Free subscription (does not expire and can only be offered in Newsstand-enabled apps),
- Non-renewing subscriptions (for creating products with a limited duration).
Select type of IAP product:
When you register a product, you provide a name, description, and pricing for your product, as well as other metadata used by the App Store and your application. You identify a particular product using a unique string called a product identifier.
Add Language/ display name and description:
Clear product for Sale and specify Price Tier:
Upload a screenshot for the IAP product:
When creating an Auto renewable subscription IAP product you must also specify a Publication name and Duration of subscription:
When creating a free subscription IAP product it must also be Cleared for Sale.
You can view/manage your IAP products and create a Shared secret from the main window of In-App Purchases section:
A shared secret is a unique code that you should use when testig auto-renewable In-App Purchase subscriptions in the sandbox mode.
You will specify the shared secret in the settings of your app:
Go to app's Dashboard/ App Settings/
iOS Settings section / In-App Purchase settings:
In your app on seattleclouds.com you must create a link to the page with paid content and include in the link the identifier of the IAP product.
Select text and click on the tool for IAP links (toolbox):
Fill in all fields and insert link:
If you switch to HTML mode you will notice that the link contains the
buy:// custom scheme and the IAP product's id:
<a href="buy://com.mobiblocks.app4newsstand.item1:item1.html">Buy/Open issue # 1</a>
You can also attach the IAP link to an image:
<a href="buy://com.mobiblocks.app4newsstand.item1:item1.html"><img src=”issue1cover.png”</a>
IAP products can only be submitted with a new app version (when "In-App Purchases" section is editable):
After you select the IAP products they can be submitted for review together with the app: