James Montemagno
James Montemagno

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James Montemagno

In App Purchases

Enabling Users to Manage Subscriptions on iOS/Android

You know I love talking about in app purchases and subscriptions. Due to my InAppBilling library I get all the "fun" updates when Apple or Google force developers to make changes to stay compliant. Upcoming is a nice large change from Google to push Android developers to use Billing v4 (which my library does!) and another is that we must now give users a way to easily manage and cancel their subscriptions. You may have recently seen this message from google: We’re updating our Subscriptions poli…

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Implementing In-App Subscriptions in iOS & Android with no backend servers

Over the years I have created several apps that I am super proud of, and for the most part, I have always put them out for free onto the app stores. More recently I have been experimenting with different monetization strategies for the apps so users can unlock features or just leave a tip. For the longest time I kept things simple with a "non-consumable" one-time purchase. The strategy is straight forward, they either purchased the item or they didn't. Based on this information you would unlock…

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Simplified In-App Purchases for Xamarin iOS and Android

I recently launched Scoreboard for both iOS and Android to help keep score of game scores and it has gone really well as people are using the app and giving really good feedback. When deciding to create Scoreboard I decided to go with an ads based monetization structure with a single ad placed on the main scoreboard page. The first question that came up when friends installed the app was if they could pay to remove ads. My answer was “at this point no, I haven’t looked into in app purchase APIs”…

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