What is Samsung In-App Purchase?
Samsung In-App Purchase (IAP) is a payment service that makes it possible to sell a variety of items in applications for Samsung Galaxy Store and internally manages communication with supporting IAP services in the Samsung ecosystem, such as Samsung Account, Samsung Checkout, and Samsung Rewards.
In-App Purchase can be used either to make a one-off payment or to pay for a regular subscription. Items that can be sold through In-App Purchase include premium content, virtual goods such as in-game items, and specific services with different length license terms.
IAP offers an SDK and Server APIs:
- IAP Helper class and Helper APIs enable you to easily integrate IAP functionality into your app, such as configuring IAP, getting item details, offering and selling items, and managing purchased items.
- IAP Server APIs enable you to communicate with IAP server to verify item purchases, create a service token, and check subscription status.
Payment methods, including credit card, phone bill, and PayPal, are available for Samsung In-App Purchase in more than 120 countries. To apply Samsung In-App Purchase to your applications successfully, make sure you read the following documents thoroughly.
Four basic steps to selling in-app items
Download the Samsung In-App Purchase SDK and integrate it into your application.
- SDK Download
Request commercial status through the Samsung Galaxy Store Seller Portal.
Before you can charge for your application or in-app item, you need to request commercial seller status and register your payment information.
Upload your binary file to Samsung Galaxy Store Seller Portal.
You can add in-app items only after you register a binary to which Samsung In-App Purchase is applied.
Add in-app items and register item-related information:
Item ID, Item Title, Item Type, Price, and so on.
Expanded Availability for Galaxy Watch
Samsung In-App Purchase supports Android devices and Tizen-based Galaxy Watch devices.
To sell items in applications exclusive to the Galaxy Watch, you must have a thorough understanding of the Tizen SDK. The In-App Purchase feature can be implemented by using the Extension SDK.
Check out the opportunities for generating revenue through the Galaxy Watch by clicking the following link.
IAP v6.0 is supported since Android API 18 or higher. It does not work properly in lower versions.