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      Latest reply on Jun 11, 2018 9:17 PM by KMT
      MNVerdeDev Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

        We have been testing IAP Consumable using sandbox against our internal Dev server. We would like to test consumables against prod/live but understand that the consumables need to go through the approval process. Consumables are new to our app. Can this happen in test flight to allow  external users to test without releasing? Has anybody submitted a new binary (with no change) just to get consumables approved before releasing code which used the consumables? If not, do we wait to submit with the update to the app which will use consumables, wait for approval, then don't release and test in test flight? Again, we have been testing internally using sandbox but want external users to test against production/live without releasing the app to the public.

        Thanks!

        • Re: Test IAP consumable in production before releasing
          PBK Level 6 Level 6 (2,835 points)

          You can test the consumable IAP using Xcode or TestFlight builds. You need code in the app to request the productIdentifier for the new consumable IAPs. Therefore you most likely need a new binary uploaded to TestFlight. If not, 1) you’re a very good programmer and 2) you can access the IAP from any build submitted to TestFlight - but I suspect you will need a new binary.

            • Re: Test IAP consumable in production before releasing
              MNVerdeDev Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

              We are already doing Sandbox testing internally against the Consumables which are not yet approved and against a development server, we did not have to do a TestFlight build for this of course and it is done on internal devices.

               

              What I'm asking is do the Consumables need to be approved before testing against production using TestFlight?

                • Re: Test IAP consumable in production before releasing
                  PBK Level 6 Level 6 (2,835 points)

                  You don't "test[ing] against production using TestFlight".

                   

                  TestFlight generates a sandbox testuser with the same name as the Apple ID of the user who is running TestFlight.  IAP purchases made from a TestFlight build are made in the sandbox using that testuser's sandbox account.

                   

                  But if your question was "(D)o the Consumables need to be approved before testing against (sandbox) using TestFlight?"  the answer is "no".

              • Re: Test IAP consumable in production before releasing
                KMT Level 9 Level 9 (13,125 points)

                     >We would like to test (consumables) against prod/live

                 

                A contradiction in terms.

                 

                It might help to understand that 'testing' and 'live' are two different things, especially when it comes to using TestFlight. I'd consider that your issue is more about the concepts involved than the process. How many times do you need to verify before you release to production?

                 

                Either you have confidence in your process or you don't, and when it comes to software, it's not appropriate to straddle that fence. If you're being (t)asked to double/double check by someone higher up, it's time to educate them and re-establish trust - trust in you, trust in the tools and trust in the process.