In-App Purchasing Release Notes
Release and documentation updates. Bookmark this page to keep in touch with new and changing in-app purchasing (IAP) features, docs, and additional resources for developers.
|October 27, 2023||Appstore Billing Compatibility SDK: Version 4.1.0 released. The Appstore Billing Compatibility SDK now includes support for subscriptions. For details, see Appstore Billing Compatibility Subscriptions.|
|June 6, 2023||Documentation Update: Added guides for Appstore Billing Compatibility SDK Best Practices and Appstore Billing Compatibility SDK Troubleshooting.|
|March 15, 2023||
Appstore Billing Compatibility SDK: Official release of version 4.0.0. This SDK is compatible with the Google Play Billing API. If you have an existing Android app that is already integrated with the Google Play Billing Library, this SDK allows you to port your app to the Amazon Appstore with minimal changes.
If your app is already integrated with the Appstore SDK and you don't plan to use this feature, you do not need to switch to this SDK. For differences between the SDKs, see Feature comparison.
|March 13, 2023||Appstore SDK: Version 3.0.4 released with the following features.
|January 24, 2023||Documentation Update: Added frequently asked questions (FAQs) about free trials and Amazon Coins.|
|November 17, 2022||
Appstore SDK Compatible With Google Play Billing API: Beta release of Appstore SDK version 4.0.0. This is an alternative version of the Appstore SDK compatible with the Google Play Billing API. If you have an existing Android app that is already integrated with the Google Play Billing Library, this Appstore SDK allows you to port your app to the Amazon Appstore with minimal changes.
If your app is already integrated with the Appstore SDK v3.03 and don't plan to use this feature, you do not need to update your SDK at this time. For differences between the SDK versions, see Feature comparison.
|September 20, 2022||Documentation Update: Updated Android manifest examples for IAP and DRM to support Android 12 and higher.|
|June 30, 2022||Promotional pricing feature added.
|May 23, 2022||Appstore SDK: Improvements on the IAP sample apps included with the Appstore SDK. IAP sample apps now work out-of-box without requiring changes from developers. The project structure of the sample apps has been changed for Android studio compatibility. The MySku.java file has been updated so that SKU unavailability can be set at the marketplace level. Fixed typos and comments in sample app source code.
Sample apps affected: SampleIAPConsumablesApp, SampleIAPEntitlementsApp, and SampleIAPSubscriptionsApp.
Download the latest Appstore SDK to get the sample apps.
|November 1, 2021||In-app purchasing now supports the Mexico marketplace (Amazon.com.mx).|
|October 18, 2021||Appstore SDK: 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.
Learn more about the Appstore SDK in the documentation:
Transition | Integrate | Download
|July 15, 2021||Real-Time Notifications: 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.|
|March 30, 2021||Receipt Verification Service: 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||Receipt Verification Service: In-App Purchasing released a new version of the RVS sandbox environment, RVS Cloud Sandbox. This environment will replace the existing sandbox environment, RVS Sandbox. Beginning March 30, 2021, we will no longer support RVS Sandbox.|
|December 2, 2020||Receipt Verification Service: New data field
|September 21, 2020||Receipt Verification Service: The data field
|September 14, 2020||Receipt Verification Service: New data fields added for RVS:
|August 24, 2020||Correction: 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.|
|June 8, 2020||New and improved Developer Console layout and workflow for IAP.|
|October 1, 2017||IAP Submission: 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||IAP SDK: Products returned by the
Last updated: Oct 27, 2023