Michail 17 January 2024
Apple iOS Apps
Apple has updated its App Store guidelines and developers can now link alternative payment platforms inside their apps. The new development is limited to the iOS and iPadOS App Stores in the US and requires developers to apply for a special entitlement to enable the option to link payments to outside websites and platforms.
Apple in-app link purchasing template for outside payments
There are a few asterisks here, Apple will take a 27% commission of each payment made outside of the App Store (compared to the regular 30% Apple App Store tax), and developers still have to offer Apple’s in-app purchase system in their app. Developers part of the App Store Small Business Program are entitled to a 12% tax.
Apple also shared specific guidelines on how outside payment screens and links to websites should look like and behave as part of the StoreKit External Purchase Link API. Apple will also issue warning screens when apps are trying to redirect users to outside payment platforms reminding users that it will not be responsible for purchases made on the web.
Apple “in-app system disclosure sheet”
App Store Review Guidelines Section 3.1.1(a)
Seriously ? FINALLY! Thanks for the update 🤩
A platform where sideloading is not permitted … At least for now. When this will change; they'll realize how much was taken by Apple. Even 15% for transaction fee is very much, considering how many users they have. If there isn'…
i don't thing franz kafka wrote anything about app store purchases having a 27% levy on them but maybe i need to reread metamorphosis
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