A lightweight implementation of Android In-app Billing Version 3
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Android In-App Billing v3 Library Build Status Maven Central

This is a simple, straight-forward implementation of the Android v3 In-app billing API.

It supports: In-App Product Purchases (both non-consumable and consumable) and Subscriptions.

Getting Started

  • You project should build against Android 2.2 SDK at least.

  • Add this Android In-App Billing v3 Library to your project:

    • If you guys are using Eclipse, download latest jar version from the releases section of this repository and add it as a dependency
    • If you guys are using Android Studio and Gradle, add this to you build.gradle file:
    repositories {
    dependencies {
       compile 'com.anjlab.android.iab.v3:library:1.0.+'
  • Open the AndroidManifest.xml of your application and add this permission:
  <uses-permission android:name="com.android.vending.BILLING" />
  • Create instance of BillingProcessor class and implement callback in your Activity source code. Constructor will take 3 parameters:
    • Context
    • Your License Key from Google Developer console. This will be used to verify purchase signatures. You can pass NULL if you would like to skip this check (You can find your key in Google Play Console -> Your App Name -> Services & APIs)
    • IBillingHandler Interface implementation to handle purchase results and errors (see below)
public class SomeActivity extends Activity implements BillingProcessor.IBillingHandler {
    BillingProcessor bp;

    protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

        bp = new BillingProcessor(this, "YOUR LICENSE KEY FROM GOOGLE PLAY CONSOLE HERE", this);

    // IBillingHandler implementation

    public void onBillingInitialized() {
         * Called when BillingProcessor was initialized and it's ready to purchase 

    public void onProductPurchased(String productId, TransactionDetails details) {
         * Called when requested PRODUCT ID was successfully purchased

    public void onBillingError(int errorCode, Throwable error) {
         * Called when some error occurred. See Constants class for more details
         * Note - this includes handling the case where the user canceled the buy dialog:
         * errorCode = Constants.BILLING_RESPONSE_RESULT_USER_CANCELED

    public void onPurchaseHistoryRestored() {
         * Called when purchase history was restored and the list of all owned PRODUCT ID's 
         * was loaded from Google Play
  • override Activity's onActivityResult method:
    protected void onActivityResult(int requestCode, int resultCode, Intent data) {
        if (!bp.handleActivityResult(requestCode, resultCode, data))
            super.onActivityResult(requestCode, resultCode, data);
  • Call purchase method for a BillingProcessor instance to initiate purchase or subscribe to initiate a subscription:
  • That's it! A super small and fast in-app library ever!

  • And dont forget to release your BillingProcessor instance!

    public void onDestroy() {
        if (bp != null) 


Testing In-app Billing

Here is a complete guide. Make sure you read it before you start testing

Check Play Market services availability

Before any usage it's good practice to check in-app billing services availability. In some older devices or chinese ones it may happen that Play Market is unavailable or is deprecated and doesn't support in-app billing.

Simply call static method BillingProcessor.isIabServiceAvailable():

    boolean isAvailable = BillingProcessor.isIabServiceAvailable();
    if(!isAvailable) {
        // continue

Please notice that calling BillingProcessor.isIabServiceAvailable() (only checks Play Market app installed or not) is not enough because there might be a case when it returns true but still payment won't succeed. Therefore, it's better to call isOneTimePurchaseSupported() after initializing BillingProcessor:

    boolean isOneTimePurchaseSupported = billingProcessor.isOneTimePurchaseSupported();
    if(isOneTimePurchaseSupported) {
        // launch payment flow

or call isSubscriptionUpdateSupported() for checking update subscription use case:

    boolean isSubsUpdateSupported = billingProcessor.isSubscriptionUpdateSupported();
    if(isSubsUpdateSupported) {
        // launch payment flow

Consume Purchased Products

You can always consume made purchase and allow to buy same product multiple times. To do this you need:


Restore Purchases & Subscriptions


Getting Listing Details of Your Products

To query listing price and a description of your product / subscription listed in Google Play use these methods:

    bp.getPurchaseListingDetails("YOUR PRODUCT ID FROM GOOGLE PLAY CONSOLE HERE");

As a result you will get a SkuDetails object with the following info included:

    public final String productId;
    public final String title;
    public final String description;
    public final boolean isSubscription;
    public final String currency;
    public final Double priceValue;
    public final String priceText;

To get info for multiple products / subscriptions on one query, just pass a list of product ids:


where arrayListOfProductIds is a ArrayList<String> containing either IDs for products or subscriptions.

As a result you will get a List<SkuDetails> which contains objects described above.

Getting Purchase Transaction Details

As a part or 1.0.9 changes, TransactionDetails object is passed to onProductPurchased method of a handler class. However, you can always retrieve it later calling these methods:

    bp.getPurchaseTransactionDetails("YOUR PRODUCT ID FROM GOOGLE PLAY CONSOLE HERE");
    bp.getSubscriptionTransactionDetails("YOUR SUBSCRIPTION ID FROM GOOGLE PLAY CONSOLE HERE");

As a result you will get a TransactionDetails object with the following info included:

    public final String productId;
    public final String orderId;
    public final String purchaseToken;
    public final Date purchaseTime;

    // containing the raw json string from google play and the signature to
    // verify the purchase on your own server
    public final PurchaseInfo purchaseInfo;

Handle Canceled Subscriptions

Call bp.getSubscriptionTransactionDetails(...) and check the purchaseInfo.purchaseData.autoRenewing flag. It will be set to False once subscription gets cancelled. Also notice, that you will need to call periodically bp.loadOwnedPurchasesFromGoogle() method in order to update subscription information

Promo Codes Support

You can use promo codes along with this library, they are supported with one extra notice. According to this issue there is currently a bug in Google Play Services, and it does not respect Developer Payload token made by this library, causing a security validation fault (BILLING_ERROR_INVALID_DEVELOPER_PAYLOAD error code). While Google engineers are working on fixing this (lets hope so, you can also leave a feedback on this issue to make them work faster).

Still, there are couple of workarounds you can use:

  1. Handle BILLING_ERROR_INVALID_DEVELOPER_PAYLOAD error code in your onBillingError implementation. You can check out #156 for a suggested workaround. This does not look nice, but it works.
  2. Avoid using promo codes in a purchase dialog, prefer entering these codes in Google Play's App Redeem promo code menu. One way to do this is to distribute your promo codes in form of a redeem link (https://play.google.com/redeem?code=YOURPROMOCODE) instead of just a YOURPROMOCODE values. You can find a sample on how to bundle it inside your app here.

Protection Against Fake "Markets"

There are number of attacks which exploits some vulnerabilities of Google's Play Market. Among them is so-called Freedom attack: Freedom is special Android application, which intercepts application calls to Play Market services and substitutes them with fake ones. So in the end attacked application thinks that it receives valid responses from Play Market.

In order to protect from this kind of attack you should specify your merchantId, which can be found in your Payments Merchant Account. Selecting Settings->Public Profile you will find your unique merchantId

WARNING: keep your merchantId in safe place!

Then using merchantId just call constructor:

public BillingProcessor(Context context, String licenseKey, String merchantId, IBillingHandler handler);

Later one can easily check transaction validity using method:

public boolean isValid(TransactionDetails transactionDetails);

P.S. This kind of protection works only for transactions dated between 5th December 2012 and 21st July 2015. Before December 2012 orderId wasn't contain merchantId and in the end of July this year Google suddenly changed orderId format.


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