What's New in In-App Purchasing
Recent releases and documentation updates. Bookmark this page to keep in touch with new and changing IAP features, docs, and additional resources for developers.
- Appstore SDK
- IAP Enhancements
- Receipt Verification Service Enhancements
- Documentation Update for IAP SDK Integration
- IAP Layout on Developer Console
- IAP Batch Submission
- IAP v2.0.76
October 18, 2021
The Appstore SDK provides functionality for handling Digital Rights Management (DRM) and In-App Purchasing (IAP) within your Java Android apps. The Appstore SDK supports apps targeting Fire TV, Fire tablets, and third-party devices where Amazon apps can be installed.
The Appstore SDK will replace the previous SDK, IAP v2.0. Use the Appstore SDK for any new apps you submit to the Amazon Appstore. You can continue using IAP v2.0 for any existing apps, or transition them to the new Appstore SDK. This page guides you through the steps to transition apps to the Appstore SDK.
Learn more about the Appstore SDK in the documentation:
July 15, 2021
Real-Time notifications is now available for In-App Purchasing. Real-Time Notifications (RTN) are server-to-server push notifications that provide comprehensive data about in-app purchases in real time. For additional information, see Overview of Real-Time Notifications.
Receipt Verification Service Enhancements
March 30, 2021
Amazon no longer supports RVS Sandbox. The RVS Sandbox feature has been replaced by RVS Cloud Sandbox. The IAP SDK for Android has been updated to remove deprecated RVS Sandbox binaries.
March 1, 2021
In-App Purchasing released a new version of the RVS sandbox environment, RVS Cloud Sandbox.
December 2, 2020
New data field
cancelReason added for RVS. For additional information, see Receipt Verification for IAP Apps.
September 21, 2020
The data field
isFreeTrial is now
freeTrialEndDate provides the end date of a subscription's free trial period. For additional information, see Receipt Verification for IAP Apps.
September 14, 2020
New data fields added for RVS:
isFreeTrial. For additional information, see Receipt Verification for IAP Apps.
Documentation Update for IAP SDK Integration
August 24, 2020
Previously, the manifest code sample in the IAP SDK integration documentation had an error with the permissions for the ResponseReceiver. (The permission attribute was applied to the action node instead of the receiver node.) This was corrected in the documentation, Javadoc, and example apps. See ResponseReceiver for more details.
IAP Layout on Developer Console
June 08, 2020
New and improved developer console layout and workflow for IAP.
IAP Batch Submission
October 1, 2017
Submit a batch of IAP items at the same time, using a CSV file to upload new and updated IAP items. For additional information, see IAP Batch Submission
September 1, 2016
Products returned by the getProductData API now include a Coins reward amount, an optional field that surfaces the amount of Amazon Coins a customer will be rewarded after purchasing that product
Last updated: Oct 18, 2021