In-App Purchases and subscriptions

The in-app purchase service allows you to monetize your application through the sale of content.

As this is a service offered by Google and Apple there will be a part of the process that is done from the developer account. Therefore, to carry out these steps, you must have a developer account for both Android and iOS, and have already created the application listing.

If you do not know how to hire the developer accounts, create the tabs of your App or upload the binaries, contact us and give information about the help to publish your application.

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Prepare the Android purchase service

Each time you add an app to the Android developer account, Google assigns it a license key. You need this key to be able to use the Android purchase service.

Steps to obtain the license key:

  1. Sign in to Play Console.
  2. Select your Application.
  3. Select Development Tools > Services and APIs.
  4. Find “Your license key for this application” section.

Now that you have the key, return to 480interactive.

Activate the “Purchases and Subscriptions” plugin if you do not have it activated and access it from the side tree.

Paste the code into the “Google Play license key” field.

Create an Android purchase

To create an Android purchase you first have to create it in the developer account and then set it up in 480interactive to assign the purchase created to a content.

Android purchases take a maximum of 24 hours to be available after being activated. Remember to activate them in advance.

In order to create a purchase it is necessary that you have already uploaded the APK file of your app to the developer account. Therefore, before following the tutorial you must have activated the option “Publish my App”, have generated the binary and uploaded it to the developer account.

Once you have uploaded the apk file generated with 480interactive, follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to Play Console.
  2. Select your Application.
  3. Select “Application integrated products”.
  4. Click on “Add new product”.
  5. Under Product Type select “Managed Product”.
  6. Fill out the form with the other necessary information.
  7. Once the purchase is created, activate it.
  8. Finally, return to 480interactive and paste the purchase ID in the corresponding field of the content.

Create an Android suscription

To create an Android subscription you first have to create it in the developer account and then configure it in 480interactive.

Android subscriptions take a maximum of 24 hours to be available after they are activated. Remember to activate them in advance.

In order to create a purchase it is necessary that you have already uploaded the APK file of your app to the developer account. Therefore, before following the tutorial you must have activated the option “Publish my App”, have generated the binary and uploaded it to the developer account.

Once you have uploaded the apk file generated with 480interactive, follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to Play Console.
  2. Select your Application.
  3. Select “Application integrated products”.
  4. Click on “Add new product”.
  5. vIn product type select “Subscription”.
  6. Fill out the form with the other necessary information.
  7. Once the subscription is created, activate it.
  8. Finally, go back to 480interactive, access the “In-App Purchases and Subscriptions” plugin from the tree on the left and click on “New Subscription”.

Next Step is to set up the subscription.

Prepare the iOS purchase service

Just like on Android, in order to add purchases to your iOS App, you need a unique key from your App found in iTunes Connect.

Steps to get the shared secret of your App:

  1. Log in to iTunes Connect.
  2. Click My Apps.
  3. Select your Application.
  4. Select Features> Purchases within the App.
  5. Look for the “View shared secret” section.

When you have the shared secret, return to 480interactive.

Activate the “In-App Purchases and Subscriptions” plugin if you do not have it activated and access it from the side tree.

Paste the shared secret in the field: “Apple Store share secret”.

Create an iOS purchase

To create an Apple purchase, first it has to be created in the developer account and then set up in 480interactive to assign the purchase created to a content.

To create an iOS purchase, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to iTunes Connect.
  2. Click My Apps.
  3. Select your Application.
  4. Go to “Features”.
  5. Select “In-App purchases”.
  6. Click the (+) symbol to create a purchase.
  7. Choose “Non-consumable”.
  8. Fill in the form fields and provide the data requested.
  9. Finally, return to 480interactive and paste the purchase ID in the corresponding field of the content.

Create an iOS subscription

To create an Apple subscription, you must first create it in the developer account and then configure it in 480interactive to assign the purchase created to a content.

To create an iOS subscription, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to iTunes Connect.
  2. Click My Apps.
  3. Select your Application.
  4. Go to “Features”.
  5. Select “In-App purchases”.
  6. Click the (+) symbol to create a purchase.
  7. Choose “Subscription”.
  8. Fill in the form fields and provide the data requested.
  9. Finally, go back to 480interactive, access the “In-App Purchases and Subscriptions” plugin from the tree on the left and click on “New Subscription”.

Next Step is to set up the subscription.

Configure a suscription on 480interactive

ID It is the ID of the publication, you can put the one you want but we recommend putting the same one that you have put in the developer account.
Name This is the name of the subscription. It will be visible to the end user.
Description This is the description of the subscription. This description must include:
– A clear description of the price and duration of your subscription.
– Something that explains to the users the autenovable nature of the subscription, how they will be charged and how they can cancel the subscription.
Duration Choose the subscription duration.
Product ID iOS/Android Here you have to put the subscription ID that you created in the developer account. Depending on which platform you have created it, you will have to put an ID or both if it is for both platforms.
Valid contents Here you have to select the contents that users who have paid the subscription can access.

  • All: The subscribed user will have access to all the content of the app.
  • Customized: You can choose exactly the content available to subscribed users.
  • From subscription payment and X previous elements: The user will have access to all new content that is published during the time that is subscribed. Them will also have access to the latest X posts that were added prior to your subscription.
Privacy policy URL Here you have to add the URL to the privacy policy of your App.
Usage Terms URL Your App must also include a URL to its terms of use.
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