The Samsung In-App Purchase payment service makes it possible to sell additional content within Android Apps sold on Samsung Apps. By using In-App Purchase, developers can provide various items to users of their applications.
You can start using new features by using In-App Purchase 2.0. In-App Purchase 2.0 now supports non-consumable and subscription items, offering a wider range of options for developers. The payment UX of Samsung Apps was used for In-App Purchase to offer the same level of usability between purchasing apps and items, improving convenience and reliability in the payment process.
Today, various payment methods, including credit cards and carrier billing, are supported in over 60 countries. The number of supported countries is expected to increase continuously.
We strongly recommend referring to the Programming Guide, which is provided to help you understand In-App Purchase 2.0 easier.
The overall flow of the Samsung In-App Purchase payment process is as follows. When the user attempts to purchase an item within the application, the user is forwarded to the Samsung In-App Purchase payment page. Once the payment is completed, the user returns back to the application screen. You can experience the entire process by enabling the In-App Purchase Developer Mode when developing apps. However, when uploading your APK file, you must disable the In-App Purchase Developer Mode. (If the app is uploaded with the Developer Mode enabled, actual payments cannot be completed.)
To stimulate interest and promote development in the Samsung Apps ecosystem, we will introduce a new profit distribution rate to better benefit our Sellers. According to the current terms and conditions, the profit distribution rate (including In-App Purchase profits) from the sales of applications is 70% for Sellers and 30% for Samsung. Samsung will temporarily adjust this rate to 80% for Sellers and 20% for Samsung from November 1, 2013 to April 30, 2014.
Sales of paid applications are not subject to this profit distribution rate, and this rate applies only to the sales profits of In-App items of applications using In-App Purchase 2.0.
The new profit distribution rate will be applied beginning November 1st for all registered applications using In-App Purchase 2.0. If your application is not yet using In-App Purchase 2.0, please update and register your application. (If the application is distributed after November 1st, it takes 3 to 4 working days for the new profit distribution rate to be applied)
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