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We’ve had a few reports about the offerings:completion: method on iOS not calling its corresponding completion block, specifically on iOS 15.In Flutter, React-Native, Cordova/Ionic and Unity, this method is called getOfferings. If you’re using async / await syntax, this will manifest as the await call not completing. This seems to be a bug in iOS 15, where the underlying SKProductsRequest made by the SDK doesn’t call its completion handlers (in the form of delegates). Once the bug manifests, it might prevent you from making purchases of other, regular items in Production, like downloading a new app from the App Store, even if you uninstall your app, until you reboot the device.The biggest telltale sign of this bug happening is finding the following line in the debug logs on iOS 15, but having everything work correctly on iOS 14:[BackgroundTask] Background Task 12 ("SKProductsRequest"), was created over 30 seconds ago. In applications running in the background, this creates a risk of
Hey everyone, I’m curious what folks’ approach is regarding the Epic-vs-Apple decision? Is anyone making plans already to explore linking out of the app to a web paywall? Or are you going to wait and see how things turn out?At RevenueCat, we’re currently playing around with a few options to support potential use cases (of course, pending what exactly will and won’t be allowed), and I’d love to get a feeling for the level of interest in the topic.JensHead of Product @ RevenueCat
Customer Lists are a powerful way to organize and export your customers based on certain app interactions or important characteristics such as their current subscription status.When you export customers, RevenueCat creates a compressed CSV (CSV stands for comma-separated values) with the filtered customers as well as their attributes. The compressed CSV uses the gzip compression algorithm with a .gz extension. Decompressing on macOSFor most exports, using the default macOS Archive Utility will be enough to decompress the exported file. Occasionally, due to a bug in Archive Utility, the file may fail to decompress with the error message ‘Error 79 - Inappropriate file type or format’.When this happens, you have a few options:Use the built-in Terminal to decompress the file with the following command:gzip -d /path/to/file.gzUse a third party tool like Keka to decompress the file Viewing the data in a spreadsheetOnce the file is decompressed, you can import it into spreadsheet software lik
We change our prices time to time on store and when the prices increase and customer cancel and resubscribe, they usually email us through support.Is there a way we can modify the price on revenue-cat for specifically for disappointed customers. How can we compensate these customers with some kind of offering?
Also known in RevenueCat as the STORE_PROBLEM error, this error can occur when purchasing a product and indicates there was an issue verifying the purchase with the App Store or Google Play Store. The error can either come directly from Apple or Google’s libraries, or from RevenueCat’s backend when attempting to verify the receipt. Why does this error occur?The STORE_PROBLEM error occurs more commonly in sandbox than production, and can result from different causes depending on the store. Usually, it means there was a problem connecting to the store at the time of purchase—such as the store’s servers were down, or the user’s network connection failed, so the purchase could not be verified and completed. RevenueCat will forward the underlying error, or the exact cause for the error, along with the STORE_PROBLEM error. Here is a list of possible causes from each store:Apple SKErrorUnknown. An unknown or unexpected error occurred. A “catch-all” error that may point to a problem with the
What to do when a customer says they purchased the product but didn't gain access? If utilizing RevenueCat’s Entitlement system, you should first confirm that the product is attached to the correct Entitlement. If Entitlements are set up correctly, your end customer’s purchases may have to be re-synced with RevenueCat servers. This can be done either with a user-facing button in the app triggering the restore method or through the REST API with the `is_restore` field set to `true`. Note that restoring through the REST API requires your team to collect the customer’s fetch token at the time of purchase. For iOS, this is the base64 encoded receipt file and for Android this is the purchase token. You can read more about restoring either in RevenueCat’s documentation or in the following community post: https://community.revenuecat.com/featured-articles-55/do-i-need-a-restore-purchases-button-391 If you notice that your customer’s purchase is not populating in the RevenueCat dashboard,
When making purchases, you might run into unexpected errors. A common one we see our developers face is the `PURCHASE_NOT_ALLOWED` error. We have this error documented in our error handling docs. This error comes from Apple or Google and is not an indication that something is wrong on RevenueCat's side. This Error on Android When working with Android, your error might look similar to this:`ERROR: The device or user is not allowed to make the purchase. | Billing is not available in this device. DebugMessage: Google Play In-app Billing API version is less than 3. ErrorCode: BILLING_UNAVAILABLE` This error is generic; there could be several reasons this pops up. The most common is that your Android OS is out of date. We recommend updating through the Play Store and seeing if that helps. Other things to check when you get this error: Are you logged in to the correct Google Account on the device/emulator? Try logging out and logging back in. If you're testing on an emulator, can you
Hey,I'm looking at my churn dashboard and I'm wondering wether our monthly churn and our annual renewal rates are good or bad compared to most consumer apps. I guess there is probably a pretty big variance depending on pricing and type of app, but it would still be nice to hear some data points from other consumer apps. When googling I find mostly data points from B2B SaaS which is a totally different animal.Can anyone share benchmark or a few links that explore this? Cheers,Florian
RevenueCat proudly helps create an easy way to keep track of all your in-app transactions. However, although we manage your purchases, we don't process the payments for your subscriptions and non-renewing products. The differences are best explained by understanding how RevenueCat interacts during the purchasing phase of a customer buying a subscription or non-renewing product. When a user goes to your paywall, the SDK uses the product IDs from your current offering and retrieves the product information from the respective stores ( Apple/Google/Stripe). When the user selects a product to purchase, the SDK gets the product ID to send it to the store to purchase The store then processes the payment (charges the user via their payment option) and adds this product to the customer's receipt. When the customer's receipt changes, RevenueCat has listeners that update the `PurchaserInfo` object (allowing customers to get access to the product/feature they purchased) and updates our
Hi! We put together a walkthrough of the dashboard on the RevenueCat Youtube channel. This may be helpful if you’re already up-and-running and want to learn more about the dashboard, or if you’re evaluating RevenueCat and want to get an idea of what you can expect. Let me know if this is useful and if there’s other content you’d like to see!
Is there a way to display a specific product on the sales screen?The sales screen in my app is being controlled through my backend,with the way that the screen is built it’s important that i’ll have control over the specific In-App Purchase that’s being fetched.so if i can use the package identifier to fetch the product that would be great!unfortunately so far i haven't found this option or code in the docs...
If you don't have or don't want a full website, it can be unclear on how to proceed with integrating Stripe payments alongside your existing mobile in-app purchases. This sample project demonstrates how to use Stripe Checkout and webhooks to send purchase data to RevenueCat. Once published, you’ll be able to share individual links with users that will automatically redirect to Stripe, then send the receipt back to RevenueCat once the purchase is completed.It’s recommended that you know the basics about RevenueCat and Stripe before continuing with this project. Example Use-Cases Win-back email campaigns Send individual links to expired users to re-subscribe using Stripe checkout. In this case, you’ll need to have app user IDs and email addresses paired (typically from your own auth system). SetupThe easiest way to use this sample is by deploying to Heroku instantly with the button below.Or you can deploy by clicking this link. The following environment variables should be set bef
If your app is using the native iOS SDK with Swift, you can access the transactionIdentifier field through the transaction object when purchasing the product. You can see more details about this in our 'Making Purchases' docs and RCTransaction object in the iOS SDK. This field is not accessible through RevenueCat's other SDKs, however, can be accessed through webhooks and ETL exports. Typically the information included with PurchaserInfo and EntitlementInfo objects is enough data for most implementations of our SDK.If you're looking for the transactionIdentifier to track consumption of consumable products, consider using RevenueCat's GET /subscribers endpoint instead. You can utilize RevenueCat's unique identifier, id, in the non-subscription object to track consumption of all your consumable products.If there are any additional use cases for utilizing the transactionIdentifier, we'd be happy to share the feedback with our team and/or find another way to help you solve what you're tryi
App Tracking Transparency (ATT) is Apple's framework for requesting access to a user's IDFA. If you use any of our attribution integrations, this article will explain what you need to do to make your app compliant. What is App Tracking Transparency (ATT)?Starting in iOS 14.5, collecting the IDFA will require permission from the user. This is done by integrating Apple's AppTrackingTransparency framework in your app. How Does ATT Affect RevenueCat?RevenueCat will continue working as expected because RevenueCat doesn't depend on IDFA or collectDeviceIdentifiers to work. However, depending on the integrations or workflows you have, you may need to update your app to ask the user permission to collect the IDFA via collectDeviceIdentifiers. This section will help you figure out whether you need to integrate ATT.If any of the following apply to you, you don't need to integrate ATT:You only use integrations that don't require or rely on IDFA to work, such as Amplitude or Mixpanel. You don't mi
It’s a common issue that comes up on every single analytics platform - in one system you have 3105 active trials, on another, 5046. What’s the deal?These discrepancies are common, and can happen for a variety of reasons. This article covers why you can expect certain discrepancies between RevenueCat's analytics and other platforms, and what you can do if things don't seem right. Common Discrepancies Having a better understanding of how RevenueCat collects data and generates analytics can help a lot when comparing against other platforms. The following are the most common things to consider the vast majority of discrepancies can be attributed to. What is the source?The first thing to ask yourself when comparing analytics systems is to ask yourself, "What is the source of this data?". If the sources are different, then you should expect differences in the data as well. RevenueCat only collects data that is sent through our in-app SDKs or REST API - there's no connection to any other sour
App rejections are an unfortunate and dreaded aspect of launching a new app. It’s bound to happen at some point, and in the case of subscriptions and in-app purchases, it’s usually not something that you or RevenueCat can resolve.RevenueCat can’t contact Apple on your behalf and we can’t expedite the review process, but we can help you troubleshoot the rejection and work toward a resolution.If you’ve read through our docs on rejections and are still having issues, read on. Background / Review EnvironmentUnfortunately, Apple’s sandbox environment is notoriously flaky - there are regular outages and sometimes purchases can get hung up in their system. Most of the time this error is due to sandbox downtime, but you can read about all the causes for this error in our guide on error handling.Even worse is that Apple’s reviewers use this unstable environment for App Review, which can cause issues when the reviewer tests in-app purchases like subscriptions.The App Review team typically doesn’
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