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in-app purchase limitations

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  • Hi!

    Could you please tell me is there any limitation on number of non-consumable in-app purchases? We are doing app where we sell books. So on iOs and Android we have about 5k different registered in-apps purchases in each store.

    One more question. Is it true that we can't add new in-apps without app republishing? 

    Thanks!

    Monday, May 19, 2014 6:30 AM

Answers

  • You will want to use consumable in-app purchases for this. They are specifically designed for large catalogue scenarios like you describe. See http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/bg182887.aspx#three for details.
    • Marked as answer by Di Nikres Tuesday, May 20, 2014 2:22 AM
    Monday, May 19, 2014 2:45 PM
  • What do you mean by "in-apps restore"?

    The in-app purchases system will track the original purchases, but once the app has fulfilled the purchase it is up to the app to keep track of the purchases. For a large catalogue app that would usually be saved up to a cloud service.

    You could also rebuild this by tracking the receipts, but that wouldn't be efficient for normal usage.

    --Rob

    • Marked as answer by Di Nikres Tuesday, May 20, 2014 2:22 AM
    Tuesday, May 20, 2014 2:13 AM

All replies

  • You will want to use consumable in-app purchases for this. They are specifically designed for large catalogue scenarios like you describe. See http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/bg182887.aspx#three for details.
    • Marked as answer by Di Nikres Tuesday, May 20, 2014 2:22 AM
    Monday, May 19, 2014 2:45 PM
  • Thanks, Rob.

    Large catalogue sounds good, but what about in-apps restore? 

    Monday, May 19, 2014 5:16 PM
  • What do you mean by "in-apps restore"?

    The in-app purchases system will track the original purchases, but once the app has fulfilled the purchase it is up to the app to keep track of the purchases. For a large catalogue app that would usually be saved up to a cloud service.

    You could also rebuild this by tracking the receipts, but that wouldn't be efficient for normal usage.

    --Rob

    • Marked as answer by Di Nikres Tuesday, May 20, 2014 2:22 AM
    Tuesday, May 20, 2014 2:13 AM