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.
- Receipt Verification Service Enhancements
- IAP Layout on Developer Console
- IAP Batch Submission
- IAP v2.0.76
- Archived Release Updates
- Archived Documentation Updates
Receipt Verification Service Enhancements
September 14, 2020
New data fields added for RVS:
isFreeTrial. For additional information, see Receipt Verification for IAP Apps.
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
Archived Release Updates
IAP v2.0.61 and App Tester
IAP v2.0.61 and new version of App Tester released to fix
getPurchaseUpdates issue with AppTester
App Tester no longer outputs logs with extraneous information. Calls to
getPurchaseUpdates() now return the correct requestId when testing IAP with the App Tester. Download the latest versions of the SDK and App Tester to access these fixes.
IAP v2.0.59 released to ensure compatibility with Android OS 5.0 (Lollipop)
The Amazon Android SDKs now includes updated versions of the IAP APIs (v1.0.20 and v2.0.59) that support using the recently updated Amazon App Tester in testing and development for apps that target Android OS 5.0 (Lollipop).
App Tester for Lollipop
App Tester for IAP v2.0 is now compliant with Android OS 5.0 (Lollipop)
The App Tester testing tool for IAP v2.0 and Mobile Associates has a new signature to make the App Tester compatible with Android OS 5.0 (Lollipop). If you are targeting Android 5.0 and have implemented IAP v2.0, uninstall your old App Tester, and then download and install the new version of the tool. If you are not targeting Android OS 5.0, you do not need do anything. See Installing and Configuring the App Tester. This version of App Tester is FireTv Stick enabled.
Archived Documentation Updates
Updated IAP v2.0 documentation published for the Receipt Verification Service (RVS), Obfuscating Your App's Code, and Linking to Amazon within Your App
The RVS documentation now includes more information about how to set up both the sandbox environment and your server to use RVS, including a new comprehensive code sample. Both Obfuscating Your App's Codeand Linking to Amazon within Your App have undergone thorough updates to improve readability and usability and to ensure technical accuracy.
New Google Play IAB to Amazon IAP Migration guide published
If your app currently use Google Play's In-App Billing, and you want to start implementing Amazon's In-App Purchasing, this document will teach you about the differences between these to implementations and help you start making the appropriate changes to your code. To learn more, see Migrating from Google Play's IAB to Amazon's IAP.
Updated IAP FAQ and Migration Guide (v1.0 to v2.0)
The IAP FAQs for v1.0 and v2.0 have been consolidated into a single FAQ with version differences called out. Additionally, the Migration Guide for porting your code from IAP v1.0 to IAP v2.0 has been updated and streamlined to present a linear process for updating your code. See FAQ for In-App Purchasing (IAP) and Migrating from IAP v1.0 to IAP v2.0 to read the updated documentation.
Updated documentation for IAP testing tools
The documentation for testing the IAP API has been updated to clearly define a recommended testing process and testing options. The new documentation set includes comprehensive instructions for installing, configuring, and using the App Tester tool for IAP v2.0. See Testing In-App Purchasing (IAP) to read the updated documentation.