This is the final article in our series dedicated to the implementation of in-app purchase (IAP) functionality in iOS applications. In our first part, we’ve talked about IAP types and standard lifecycle, along with business tasks and challenges we’ve faced while integrating this feature for our clients. The second part was dedicated to the technical aspects of in-app purchase function: it’s architecture, structure, and security measures that your development team should implement to ensure consistent performance.
The process of mobile and web application development becomes more fluent with every passing year. The most significant changes and the most exciting solutions were brought by big companies that opened their API for external public access. For example, if we want users to have the possibility to buy goods in our application, we don’t need to develop our own payment and card processing systems. We can just integrate with Stripe’s API.
According to Statista prediction, mobile apps will generate 188.9 billion U.S. dollars in revenues via app stores and in-app advertising in 2020. These numbers are incredible and they stress the fact that users build deeper trust with mobile applications day by day. On the other side, users want to receive more exclusive services and are willing to pay additional money for it. Since its establishment, Dashdevs has worked with a great number of clients that provide paid services via mobile solutions.
Mobile app development for business usually aims to create one more channel to serve clients and sell products and services, both physical and digital. To put it short, businesses earn money via mobile apps. Though monetization models may differ, when companies want to sell content within their apps, they will face the need to implement in-app purchases. Today, nearly every app offers products or services a user can buy via an application as a feature.
Starting the development of a standard app, you usually do not expect you would face challenges, questions, improvements, updates, or unpredicted issues. If there are hundreds of analogs in the app store, you consider it is not a big deal to build your app. So, you outsource the development with a light heart. However, sometimes it happens that you have to change a development partner because the previous one has not delivered the result.
I have thousands of applications on my devices. I’m an active user of iPhone and Samsung at the same time. If smartphone addiction comes to your mind, you did not guess it right. I am a product owner. Every time I start working with a new market or on a new product, I install the applications of the key market players. This research helps me to understand what experience, functionality, and design are usual for the target audience.
Cross-platform Mobile Development Overview, Flutter Vs React Native Development Comparison and Performance ChecksIn the left corner is React Native from Facebook, on the right is Google’s Flutter. What stands behind these two popular frameworks? Why are they popular? Which one is more effective? How can Flutter be better than one of the already well-established technologies such as React Native? Let’s check a short frameworks overview: Dashdevs team keep up on technology trends and constantly improve our expertise. We’ve noticed the gaining popularity of Flutter, moreover, we got caught by its promising potential.
Machine learning is one of the top topics popular online. There appear more and more articles, discussions and examples of implementation of ML in solutions addressing real tasks in the media. Among implementation options, the highlight is on the feasibility of using machine learning models in mobile development. Being a Junior mobile developer, I wanted to become involved and figure out how neural nets are built and how they work.