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Trivial Drive v2

Sample for In-App Billing version 3

Introduction

This sample is provided to demonstrate Google Play In-app Billing. To read more visit https://developer.android.com/google/play/billing/index.html

This game is a simple "driving" game where the player can buy gas and drive. The car has a tank which stores gas. When the player purchases gas, the tank fills up (1/4 tank at a time). When the player drives, the gas in the tank diminishes (also 1/4 tank at a time).

The user can also purchase a "premium upgrade" that gives them a red car instead of the standard blue one (exciting!).

The user can also purchase a subscription ("gold status") that allows them to drive with a gold car background while that subscription is active. The subscription can either be purchased monthly or yearly.

Pre-requisites

Screenshots

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Getting Started

This sample can't be run as-is. You have to create your own application instance in the Developer Console and modify this sample to point to it. Here is what you must do:

ON THE GOOGLE PLAY DEVELOPER CONSOLE

  1. Create an application on the Developer Console, available at https://play.google.com/apps/publish/.

  2. Copy the application's public key (a base-64 string). You can find this in the "Services & APIs" section under "Licensing & In-App Billing".

IN THE CODE

  1. Open BillingManager.java, find the declaration of BASE_64_ENCODED_PUBLIC_KEY constant and replace its value with the public key you retrieved in Step 2.

  2. Change the sample's package name to your package name. To do that, update the package name in AndroidManifest.xml and correct the references (especially the references to the R object).

  3. Export an APK, signing it with your PRODUCTION (not debug) developer certificate.

BACK TO THE GOOGLE PLAY DEVELOPER CONSOLE

  1. Upload your APK to Google Play for Alpha Testing.

  2. Make sure to add your test account (the one you will use to test purchases) to the "testers" section of your app. Your test account CANNOT BE THE SAME AS THE PUBLISHER ACCOUNT. If it is, your purchases won't go through.

  3. Under In-app Products, create MANAGED in-app items with these IDs: "premium" and "gas". Fill in their prices and other fields.

  4. Under In-app Products, create SUBSCRIPTION items with these IDs: "gold_monthly" and "gold_yearly". Fill their prices and other fields.

  5. Publish your APK to the Alpha channel. Wait 2-3 hours for Google Play to process the APK. If you don't wait for Google Play to process the APK, you might see errors where Google Play says that "this version of the application is not enabled for in-app billing" or something similar. Ensure that the In-App products move to the "Active" state within the console before testing.

  6. Also always make sure that the uploaded application has the same version as the one you are testing.

TEST THE CODE

  1. Install the APK signed with your PRODUCTION certificate, to a test device [*].
  2. Run the app.
  3. Make purchases using the test account you added in Step 7.

If you don't want your credit card to be charged, you can include your test account inside the list of "testing access". To know more about this, please read the section "Setting up test purchases" inside the following guide: https://developer.android.com/google/play/billing/billing_testing.html

Otherwise, you can refund any real purchases you make, to avoid the charges.

[*]: it will be easier to use a test device that doesn't have your developer account logged in; this is because, if you attempt to purchase an in-app item using the same account that you used to publish the app, the purchase will not go through.

A NOTE ABOUT SECURITY

This sample app implements signature verification but does not demonstrate how to enforce a tight security model. When releasing a production application to the general public, we highly recommend that you implement the security best practices described in our documentation at:

http://developer.android.com/google/play/billing/billing_best_practices.html

In particular, you should perform a security check on your backend.

Support

If you've found an error in this sample, please file an issue: https://github.com/googlesamples/android-play-billing/issues

Patches are encouraged, and may be submitted by forking this project and submitting a pull request through GitHub.

License

Copyright 2017 Google, Inc.

Licensed to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) under one or more contributor license agreements. See the NOTICE file distributed with this work for additional information regarding copyright ownership. The ASF licenses this file to you under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

CHANGELOG

2017-06-08: Initial release