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How to add in-app purchases

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How to add in-app purchases

Once your app is live on Apple AppStore, you can easily sell editions on iTunes by adding in-app purchases for your app on http://itunesconnect.apple.com.

  1. Sign in to itunes connect account with your Apple ID: http://itunesconnect.apple.com
  2. Click on My Apps.
  3. Click on the app icon you want to add in app purchases.
  4. Click on In-App Purchases link.
  5. Click on Create New button
  6. Click Non-Consumable Select button
  7. Now you will need unique Product ID and Reference name for in-app purchase. Login to Magazine Control Panel with your Login ID (Email) and password.
  8. Click on Enabled link next to Mobile app
  9. Find Product ID Example 1 in red-bold text format
  10. Select Product ID Example 1, right click to copy
  11. Go back to itunes connect app page, paste Product ID and type edition title in Reference Name text box.
    Important: Make sure there is no extra space around product ID in Product ID text box
  12. Select a price for your edition from Price Tier drop box.
  13. Click on Add Language
  14. Type edition title in Display Name and add description.
  15. Under Screenshot for Review click on Choose File button and upload 1024x768 screenshot in jpeg format. This screenshot will not be displayed to your readers. This screenshot is just for Apple's review team only.
  16. Click on Save button
  17. Select new in app purchase checkbox and click on Submit for Review button.

    Tip: To save Apple's review time for each edition, you can upload temporary PDF for all editions for next 12 months in Magazine Control Panel and submit in-app purchases for Apple's review and later replace PDF files. When in-app purchase will be approved you can replace temporary pdf easily using PDF manager.

  18. Once in-app purchase is approved by Apple, you can start selling digital edition on iTunes. In-app purchase approval time is 2-3 days.
  19. Important: In-app purchases and yearly subscription will not work in Stallion (Magazine Preview app). In-app purchases will only work with your app.

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