Apple strictly rolls out concept squeeze support for Mac and iOS apps


Apple has announced that it is strictly rising a ability for developers to sell Mac and iOS apps as a singular purchase. Apple initial minute these skeleton behind in February, teasing that a functionality would hurl out to developers in March.

Apple done a proclamation in a post on a developer website this evening:

The macOS chronicle of your app can now be enclosed in a concept purchase, permitting business to suffer your app and in‑app purchases opposite iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS by purchasing usually once. Get started by regulating a singular gold ID for your apps in Xcode and environment adult your app record for concept squeeze in App Store Connect.

As we explained final month, a developer simply contingency change their Mac app to use a same gold identifier as their iOS app. The App Store will hoop a a joint process. In-app purchases can also be common opposite iOS and Mac for a initial time. Apple explains:

You can select to make an in-app squeeze accessible in mixed height versions of your app. First emanate a singular in-app squeeze underneath a Features add-on in App Store Connect, afterwards use StoreKit to exercise a in-app squeeze in a several height versions of your app.

The idea here is clearly to foster some-more adoption of a Mac Catalyst platform, that allows developers to move iPad applications to a Mac.

One critical thing to note is that notwithstanding Apple’s proclamation today, there aren’t nonetheless any applications to offer support for concept purchases between Mac and iOS. This is since Apple has not nonetheless done a Xcode 11.4 GM accessible to developers.

Developers can learn some-more about charity concept purchases on Apple’s developer website. What do we consider about concept purchases for Mac applications? Let us know down in a comments.

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