UPDATE: In Response to Apple Rejecting Apps for Reward Videos and Social Sharing (Introducing a new TrialPay Merchant Feature!)

As we mentioned in our original blog post (below), TrialPay has the ability to turn off any prohibited offer types that may cause concern when submitting your app to the App Store.

Building on our philosophy of putting the developer first, including increased transparency and control, we have rolled out a beta version of a tool that allows you to directly control the categories of offers shown in your game or app. If you log into your Merchant panel in the Product Information section of each product, you will now have the ability to toggle the types of offer categories you would like displayed. As we continue to grow and refine this tool, we will also be adding categories and robust reporting, so please check back for updates.

At TrialPay we believe in protecting you, our developer partners.  As such, we have made display of offer categories that have resulted in app rejections opt-in on our platform.

We welcome your feedback so that we can continue to provide value for developers. If you have any comments or questions, please don’t hesitate to contact your account manager.


Original Post from June 9, 2014:

If you’re an app developer, you’ve probably heard about Apple cracking down on popular reward based monetization and acquisition tools.

We’re watching closely as Apple’s policy on providing incentives for users to discover new apps evolves. As Apple announces new changes to discovery in iOS8, they are banning apps that reward users for social sharing or viewing trailers for other apps.

Apple has yet to make a formal announcement, but if this change is widespread it will result in significant shifts for monetization/acquisition networks and developers who use them.

It is important to note that there are a number of videos that are not app related and therefore have no impact on app-store rankings.  It remains to be seen how Apple chooses to enforce these rules across all types of video.

In the short term, rest assured, we’ve got the ability to turn off all prohibited offer types and run our additional inventory of direct response and brand videos to keep your users engaged.

As always, feel free to contact your account manager or mobilesales@trialpay.com with any questions. We will continue to post updates as information becomes available