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 @lxmorj Currently published apps are not a good reference to check Apple's Review Guidelines Rules for the App Store. Apple can simply kick an app out of the App Store anytime, doesn't matter if it has been previously approved. It has happened so many times recently.


Here's an excerpt from the Apple Review Guidelines for iOs Apps:


"11. Purchasing and currencies


11.1 Apps that unlock or enable additional features or functionality with mechanisms other than the App Store will be rejected

11.2 Apps utilizing a system other than the In App Purchase API (IAP) to purchase content, functionality, or services in an app will be rejected

11.3 Apps using IAP to purchase physical goods or goods and services used outside of the application will be rejected"


After reading it, you may question: Ok, they say you can't use IAP to sell physical goods (11.3), so the developer can use other payment methods...Really? Where's it's written? What are the "other" payment methods?


The point is: Apple wouldn't list or suggest alternative payment methods for developers in the official Review Guidelines document for obvious reason, they just mention IAP.  This way it's also easier to reject apps that doesn't fit what's written in the "Purchasing and currencies" item, because it's so vague and with many possible interpretations.





3 years ago on PayDragon is the Express Lane Resting in Your Pocket


Great article and app. How do they manage those payments? In App Purchase or does it redirect the user to a mobile site?

3 years ago on PayDragon is the Express Lane Resting in Your Pocket