Apple releases Mac Apps Universal Purchase assist for devs

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Apple has lastly added Mac Apps assist to Universal Purchase and has began notifying builders. It means devs can now bundle Mac Apps together with iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV apps as a part of a single bundle. The assist was first talked about earlier this 12 months and has now been made obtainable.

The foremost good thing about Universal Purchase is for customers who need to buy an app or in-app buy solely as soon as. Once the acquisition is finished, it’s obtainable for different apps throughout all of the platforms. It ought to be famous that it really works with solely these apps whose builders have carried out the assist of their codebase.

Here is the official Apple assertion on the assist,

“The macOS version of your app can now be included in a universal purchase, allowing customers to enjoy your app and in‑app purchases across iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS by purchasing only once. Get started by using a single bundle ID for your apps in Xcode and setting up your app record for universal purchase in App Store Connect.”

The purpose of the film is to enhance Mac Apps adoption within the ecosystem the place all different OS apps are performing a lot better. People have a tendency to purchase iOS, iPadOS, and watchOS extra usually and with included Mac App model, it might make them enthusiastic about utilizing these apps on Mac. But as we stated at first, will probably be as much as builders whether or not to supply the bundle or not.

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