No In-App purchase for desktop Apps. How to deal with the Apple Store?

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No In-App purchase for desktop Apps. How to deal with the Apple Store?

Post by trevix » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:01 am

From my searches, it is not possible with LC to implement in-app purchase for a OSX desktop standalone to be posted to the Apple Store (not for iOS).
As I understand then, in order to give users the chance to test the App, the only choice is to upload 2 Apps to the store:
- a full feature paid one (Pro)
- a free App, with some limits on the user experience.

From the App Store Guidelines I also read this:
Non-subscription apps may offer a free time-based trial period before presenting a full unlock option by setting up a Non-Consumable IAP item at Price Tier 0 that follows the naming convention: “XX-day Trial.”
I think this would need in-app purchase anyway, so no deal.

My questions then are:
1 - will limits appearing on the free App be a reason for rejection? (like a dialogs: "You can load a max of 3 docs for this free version. Go buy the Pro")
2 - what kind of business model are you using for this kind of situation?

Thanks
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Re: No In-App purchase for desktop Apps. How to deal with the Apple Store?

Post by trevix » Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:06 pm

More on above...about copy protection.

Could't find any more recent info on Mac Apple Store copy protection then these:
https://forums.developer.apple.com/thread/68237
https://www.macworld.com/article/115701 ... nsing.html
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/232 ... r-appstore
And about AppleStore Receipt (that gets build inside the bundle at each buy):
https://developer.apple.com/library/arc ... TP40010573


For what I understand, the only option to protect a full Feature "Pro" version from being copied and uploaded anywhere on the web, i sthe Apple receipt. But it seems too complex for me to implement.

So all of this bring me to the conclusion that, on Mac desktop, making a "Paid" App (all features) and a "Free" App (with limits) doesn't make sense since most probably the Paid version will be available for free on the web in a few weeks or months.

Any tough on this?
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Re: No In-App purchase for desktop Apps. How to deal with the Apple Store?

Post by trevix » Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:32 pm

I guess nobody really care posting LC apps on the Apple store.
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Re: No In-App purchase for desktop Apps. How to deal with the Apple Store?

Post by bogs » Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:06 pm

I am sure someone does, but they may not have come across the issue. I can't answer, as I don't do anything on the mobile side, sorry.
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