Really need In App Purchasing for macOS

Rick Harrison harrison at
Fri May 14 12:32:33 EDT 2021

Hi Kee,

IAP in the Apple World only applies to iOS apps in their environment for now as I understand it.
That may change in the future as Apple starts making iOS Apps available for macOS.

To implement what you want, you would probably have to add a link to your website in your Mac App.
At your website you can offer the user a chance to upgrade to another version of your app.
(Of course Apple may not like this because at this point you might be cutting them out of the equation
and it might violate your terms with Apple.  You will have to research that.)

You may even just refer them to another Mac App on the Apple Store which would not violate anything
in your terms because Apple will still be able to take their cut.

The old strategy was to give the users a cheap or free version of your product, and then provide a link
to the Pro-version or SuperPro or Ultra-Pro version of your software with more capability each time.

Please let us know how you solve your problem, and what extra success you had with the strategy.

Good luck!


> On May 14, 2021, at 11:27 AM, Kee Nethery via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> Any suggestions? Each month my app gets 800+ views on the App Store and 1 purchase. With IAP I could convert so many more into paying customers. Any suggestions on how to add IAP to a Mac app?
> Kee Nethery

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