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      Latest reply on Jul 23, 2018 7:39 PM by PBK
      Brachi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)



        I know that Apple has allowed to implement in-app purchases for tipping since last year. I read the guidelines but I'm now sure if I interpret them correctly.


        For example if you have a photo editing app. After the user has successfully saved the photo that he edited with the app, could it simply show a message like:

        "Do you like the app? Please leave a tip:" and add different buttons to choose from:

        "Pay $0,99 tip"

        "Pay $4,99 tip"

        "Pay $9,99 tip"

        "No, thanks"


        Would that be in compliance with Apple's guidelines?


        Thank you!

        • Re: In-app purchase for tipping
          KMT Level 9 Level 9 (13,725 points)

          You mean where the ASRGs state:

          • Apps may use in-app purchase currencies to enable customers to “tip” digital content providers in the app.


          Note 'digital content provider', a 3rd party, not 'the app's developer'.


          As an unpaid umpire, my opinion is that tipping you for your app doesn't seem to be in line with that statement. An example where it would apply is if you make a chat app, and one of your users makes a comment that other users want to support by tipping that user.

          • Re: In-app purchase for tipping
            PBK Level 7 Level 7 (3,045 points)

            I agree with KMT that the guideline he quoted is intended for third parties. That said, I don’t think there is any reason why an IAP could not also ‘tip’ the app developer.  To be consistent with the intent of other guidelines it might be best to issue ‘I tipped the developer’ points (that do nothing) and sell them simply as a consumable IAP available in any quantity for $0.99 each. Also - you need to use the price information downloaded in a purchaseRequest since only in the US is that the correct price for your buttons.