App Store Connect (Apple)
App Store Connect is a suite of tools used by members of the Apple Developer Program to publish and manage apps on the App Store,Apple Business Manager, and Apple School Manager. Use it to submit apps, in-app purchases, in-app events, and other content. Invite people to beta test your app with TestFlight, add tax and banking information to receive payments, access sales reports, view analytics, and much more.
Initially, only the Account Holder (the person who joins the Apple Developer Program) has access to App Store Connect. Later, the Account Holder can create additional users in App Store Connect and assign specific roles. App Store Connect is available on the web and as an app for iOS and iPadOS.
Auto-Renewable Subscription (Apple)
Auto-renewable subscriptions provide access to content, services, or premium features in your app on an ongoing basis. They automatically renew at the end of their duration until the user chooses to cancel. Subscriptions are available on iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS.
Great subscription apps justify the recurring payment by providing ongoing value and continually innovating the app experience. If you’re considering implementing the subscription model, plan to regularly update your app with feature enhancements or expanded content.
Many types of apps can take advantage of subscriptions, including apps that offer new game levels, episodic content, software as a service, or cloud support. Other appropriate subscriptions include apps that offer consistent, substantive updates, or access to libraries or collections of content. You can offer subscriptions (a type of in-app purchase) alongside other in-app purchase types.
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Current Entitlements (Apple)
The current entitlements sequence emits the latest transaction for each product the user has an entitlement to, specifically:
Products that the App Store has refunded or revoked don’t appear in the current entitlements. Consumable in-app purchases also don't appear in the current entitlements. To get transactions for unfinished consumables, use the
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Introductory Offer (Apple)
You can set up introductory offers for your apps that contain auto-renewable subscriptions in App Store Connect. An introductory offer is a limited-time discounted price or free trial for the initial period of a subscription.
When you set up an introductory offer, it automatically appears on your app’s product page on the App Store for eligible users. You can also display introductory offers within your app. When displaying offers in your app, use receipt validation to ensure that you’re only showing offers to people who can redeem them. Learn about implementing introductory offers.
There are three types of introductory offers: free trial, pay up front, and pay as you go. You can choose the length of the introductory offer based on the standard subscription duration.
Payment Sheet (Apple)
The modal that appears which allows you to make a purchase in an App on an Apple device.
It informs you of whether it succeeded or failed, or whether its pending - in the even that you need to get approval from the bank or a family member.
Pending Transaction (Apple)
A transaction that has not been verified nor revoked, and which is pending approval from the bank or a family member (i.e.a guardian).
Promotional Offer (Apple)
Apps with auto-renewable subscriptions can provide a discounted price for a specific duration for existing and previously subscribed customers on iOS, macOS, and tvOS. You can use these offers to help win back subscribers who canceled their subscriptions or promote an upgrade to a higher-ranked subscription at a special price. Customers can accept the offer even if they've already accepted an introductory offer.
To get started, generate keys for in-app purchases, create a promotional offer on your app's in-app purchasepage for each product, and choose a duration and offer type (pay as you go, pay up front, free). You can have up to 10 active offers per subscription.
Once you've created offers in App Store Connect, use Xcode 10.2 or later to implement the StoreKit APIs to allow these offers to be accepted by customers running iOS 12.2, macOS 10.14.4, and tvOS 12.2, or later.
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Revoked Transaction (Apple)
A transaction that was bought and then cancelled, or refunded.
This transaction often comes with a reason that describe why the App Store may refund a transaction or revoke it from family sharing.
Use StoreKit to support in-app purchases for a safe, secure purchase experience. The StoreKit framework and in-app purchase APIs handle purchases end to end, including retrieving product information, processing payments, and delivering the product.
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StoreKit Configuration File (Apple)
The file that holds the In-App Purchases and Subscriptions for an iOS, MacOS, TVOS or WatchOS app.
Transaction History (Apple)
A technological sequence that offers you access to all the transactions (Downloads, In-App Purchase or Subscriptions) that a user made with your app.
All the information has been cryptographically signed by the App Store and includes things like:
- The app version that the user originally purchased the In-App Purchase or Subscription from the App Store.
- The date the user originally purchased the app from the App Store.
Verified Transaction (Apple)
A term used to confirm that a transaction successfully went through, either recently or in the past.
It allows you to provide features or services for individuals whom are entitled to accessing it as they have previously bought a Subscription or In-App Purchase.