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This topic is assigned to Victor Robu

Mar 20, 2017 04:08 AM
Hello SC Customers,

Many of our customers reported us issues related to IAP/IAB page type. Regarding this we decided to improve this page type for both platforms iOS/Android.

Please try to avoid creating of apps with this Page Type during our improvement.

Our ETA for development, testing is estimated for one month.

I will update this forum post as soon as updates will be applied on live server.

Best regards,
Victor
SC Team


Mar 21, 2017 02:38 AM
Hi, thanks for the heads up.

By the way, question. What will be improved? Because there are definitely ways to improve if you allow feedback from us. Like this one below.

The ability to purchase premium version of app within the app itself. Once purchased, app users will always be redirected to page versions with more features, without having to reconfirm purchase using purchase.html again. Examples are:
- Non-ads content tab. After in-app purchase, user will always be redirected to version of content html without ads. All original content html has ads (banner & interstitial).
- Content-rich tab. After purchase, users will always be redirected to the content html pages with extra content (e.g. free version has 5 video channels, paid version has 25 video channels).

Ultimately, the reason I am posting this because Apple once rejected my apps because customers always have to access "purchase.html" and which they have to go through the "you have purchased this before" message thing. The idea is to streamline purchase procedure to open access to something, preferably ability to open access to new app features, then LOCK that access so that users don't need to come back to free version of content anymore.

Hmm, the way I am saying this doesn't make sense, even to me. Hopefully you guys understood. Thank you in advance for at least considering this. Cheers...


Mar 21, 2017 06:41 AM
1 month? ... Is it serious or is it a joke?

10 days ago by support we were assured that it would take 10 days ... Now, you say it will take 1 month more

We hope that 1 month ... Do not say it will take another month ... Seattle Cloud is an expert to defy the times!

The chat page does not work ... That when it works?


Mar 21, 2017 09:16 AM
I'm in this boat. I submitted some apps for publishing with IAP/IAB a week ago and asked that I receive help as it was my first time. Did I get it, NOPE! The app sailed right through inspection and then sailed through the App Store reviews and was published. I found out the Purchase.html page didn't work the hard way. My users sure are happy all the content is now free. My client is totally bummed she isn't making any money. So much for ROI on this app, guess I'll have to absorb the loss until the IAP works or I reconfigure the app. ;(

I wrote them a nasty-gram complaining. Did, I get a response, NOPE!

Anyone out there come up with a work around. I would certainly pay a reasonable price for an IAP/IAB page that worked.


Mar 22, 2017 05:03 AM
Samuel, I understand what you are asking. I asked the same question a while back. SC replied it can't be done. They said create a second ad-free version and publish a duplicate without ads. So I did. Recently Apple removed my app from sale because it was duplicate content and called it SPAM. Apple suggested I use an In-App-Purchase to take users to the locked (ad-free) content. Apparently Apple thinks it can be done. So I vote for this upgrade.

Apps, my client said exactly what you said "seriously, a month" and "they aren't in touch with anything." I replied, "they must not have enough engineers that know what they are doing." What else could I say?


Apr 18, 2017 10:32 AM
In 2 days a month will have passed. Any word on how this is going? I eagerly anticipate this update. Since this issue was addressed I've had 3000 downloads for an app that uses IAP as a monetization model. How about an update?


Apr 29, 2017 07:59 AM
Hi all, chatted with SC yesterday and was told the IAP/IAB update is done, just waiting on a server update. And since SC totally goes offline for weekends. I thought I'd mention this so the rest of us can know.

So, I use PC and Android equipment so I can't check my apps for it. If anyone can verify it's live please post here. That way we'll know before it gets announced.

Tim


May 05, 2017 04:38 AM
Still not done. Still waiting. Still leaving money on the table.


May 14, 2017 11:51 PM
Hello SC Customers,

Updates related IAP/IAB Page Type was released on Live Server.

Please note, in order to apply changes you need to request a new submission process for your app.

If you meet any problems related this Feature please open a support ticket.

Best regards,
Victor
SC Team

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