Has anyone implemented an Auto-renewable subscription in their iOS app with Adobe Air?
A couple of years ago I released an app with an unlockable auto-newable in app purchase.
At first it seemed too easy… but then I realised that the process was far more complex because you need a server to check the user’s receipt.
Without this backend work it meant that once my app was unlocked for the user’s trial period - after that it would be permanently unlocked. Or the user could cancel and just continue using the unlocked app.
Is there any online service that does this to help me to do this part. I’m using Animate + Air and would need to integrate that part. I imagine the steps are like this, but please explain if you’ve done this in your app:
STEPS TO SET UP A SUBSCRIPTION IN AN iOS APP
Set up an Auto-Renewable subscription in-app purchase on Appstore Connect
Design your app with locked / unlocked content
The user opens the app > a function is called to check the user’s current paid status > paid or expired
The call is sent to a server to check the user’s receipt is valid? (Please explain how long this step would take to code, and monthly costs to rent a server)
if the receipt is valid > unlock app / if not lock it
And for anyone who’s done this - how reliable is your subscription? Have you had any problems / angry customers who can’t unlock their app?!
Just wondering if it’s worth it for the setup cost, monthly server rental and revenue.