Nokia In-app Purchase FAQ


What is Nokia In-App Payment?
Nokia In-App Payment is a monetization tool that enables you to sell digital content to your consumers from within your application. It provides a seamless and safe purchase experience for your consumers and a transparent payout to you.

What platforms are supported by Nokia In-App Payment?
Nokia In-App Payment is targeted to:

  • Nokia Asha software platform 1.1 (i.e. Asha 503)
  • Nokia Asha software platform 1.0 (i.e. Asha 501)
  • Series 40 Developer Platform 2.0 (i.e. Asha 309)
  • Series 40 Developer Platform 1.1 (i.e. Asha 210)
  • Series 40 Developer Platform 1.0 (i.e. Asha 205 )
  • Series 40 6th Edition, Feature Pack 1 (i.e. Nokia 301)
  • Series 40 6th Edition (i.e. Nokia C3-00)

For more details on exact device models supported please visit our Devices Section

How will consumers be billed for their in-app payments?
Consumers will be billed for their in-app payments through operator billing. Nokia In-App Payment supports billing in 61 countries through 163 operator billing relationships.

Do consumers need a Nokia account in order to make in-app payments?
No, consumers do not need a Nokia account to make in-app payments.

Which countries are supported for operator billing by Nokia In-App Payment?
Nokia In-App Payment provides unparalleled access to 61countries through 163 operator-billing relationships.

Does Nokia In-App Payment support pre-paid billing (i.e. billing using prepaid SIM card from the operators)?
Yes, Nokia In-App Payment supports billing using prepaid SIM cards where the operator allows it.

Does Nokia In-App Payment support credit card billing?
No, Nokia In-App Payment does not support credit card billing.

What kinds of content can I sell to consumers using Nokia In-App Payment?
You can sell two types of digital content to consumers:

  • Durables (for example, a new level in a game)
  • Consumables (for example, virtual currency)

Are there any types of goods that I may not sell using Nokia In-App Payment?
Yes. You may not sell the following types of goods using Nokia In-App Payment:

  • Tickets to real-world events
  • Physical goods, such as food, clothing, or sports equipment
  • Physical merchandise in online auctions

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How can I integrate Nokia In-App Payment into my application?
Integrating Nokia In-App Payment in your application is easy. Just follow the steps below:

  • Download and install Java Development Environment for Nokia Asha and Nokia In-App Payment library. Please note that during the invitation-only beta period Nokia In-App Payment is delivered as a library file via an e-mail.
  • Implement in-app payment feature in your application using the test product IDs provided in the documentation
  • Test your app in the emulator or on device with the test purchase flow
  • Register in-app purchase products, declare price points with Nokia Publish and retrieve product IDs
  • Update your application using the product IDs
  • Test your app using the in-app purchase flow
  • Submit your final app to Nokia Publish and be ready to generate revenue!

If I have technical questions about implementing Nokia In-App Payment, who should I contact?
The first place to seek help is the discussion boards on the Nokia Developer website. There, you will be able to check whether your question has already been answered. If not, you can post your questions on the discussion board, and our tech support experts will respond with answers.

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Performance management and payment

What is the revenue share with Nokia In-App Payments?
Publishers will receive 70% of the net sales per transaction after applicable taxes.

What kinds of analytics are available for me to evaluate my performance with Nokia In-App Payment?
In app payment details are visible in online reports through Nokia Publish tool.

How frequently will I get paid with Nokia In-App Payment?
Please refer to Section 4 in the Nokia Publish terms and conditions.

If I have questions about payment, who should I contact?
Please contact the support team with your questions.

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Transition from the deprecated IAP solution

What happens to the deprecated in-app payment solution?
The introduction of Nokia In-App Payment means that the previous in-app purchasing solution is deprecated. Published apps that use the deprecated in-app purchasing solution will continue to be available on Nokia Store until 2016.

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