Apple has modified its App Retailer subscription notification system to supply builders extra granularity and management when a person modifications their subscription standing.
Beforehand, builders had been solely up to date when a person renewed a subscription and new receipt information was obtained. Now, builders have slightly extra management of what information they’ll entry, and what a person sees when managing a subscription.
Two notifications had been added to the system:
- DID_RENEW lets builders know when a subscriber efficiently auto-renews.
- PRICE_INCREASE_CONSENT notifies the developer when customers agree to cost modifications
The primary function seems to deprecate and substitute the previous function referred to as RENEWAL. Builders must substitute this technique earlier than March 2021 as a way to keep a seamless expertise for customers.
The second function will permit builders to regulate the messaging round a value change. For instance, if the subscription value goes up, it offers builders the change to encourage customers to re-up the subscription.
It’s not but recognized how these modifications will manifest on the person’s finish. Some controversy has occurred with Apple beforehand about how subscriptions had been dealt with, and Apple has slowly made modifications to make the method extra clear. In iOS 13, for instance, an alert was added to warn customers that an app they had been deleting had an lively subscription.