Apple introduced universal purchases that allow you to purchase one application at once for Mac and iOS
26.03.2020 0 Comments
Last month, Apple announced plans to allow Mac and iOS app developers to sell them as a single package for all of the company's operating systems. This initiative is called “one-stop shopping,” which means that by purchasing a single application or game, the user automatically receives versions for iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS. The initiative is officially launched and already supports in-app purchases.
To combine several versions of the same application for different systems into one purchase, developers need to assign the same package identifier for all applications, and the App Store will take care of the rest. Apple explains that you first need to create one in-app purchase in an application on the Features tab in App Store Connect, then use StoreKit to add the purchase to other versions of the application for other platforms.
The launch of one-stop shopping is part of the Apple Project Catalyst initiative that the company announced in 2019. Its main goal is to allow developers to unify applications for iPhone, iPad and Mac, using special tools for porting.