Getting started with Nami has 3 parts:
- Store setup
- Setup your app and purchase experience in our Control Center.
- Integrate Nami in your app.
We'll dive into each of these below.
Each store that you wish to sell in-app purchases on has some required setup you need to complete.
This includes steps such as signing various agreements, authorizing users to make test purchases. Please review our guidelines for specific stores below.
Forgetting to properly enable your app for in-app purchases is a very common reason to not see any purchase buttons on paywalls as you work through the rest of this guide!
- Create your account.
Head over to https://app.namiml.com/join to create an account if you don't already have one.
- Add your App to Nami.
Click the + Add App button. Enter a name for your app (you can always change this later) and click the Create App button.
- Define your App Platforms.
App Platforms are the stores you are going to sell your app on such as Apple's App Store or the Google Play Store.
Click on App Settings, then the Platforms tab, and then on the + Add Platform button.
Select your platform from one of the available options, give it a name such as App Store or Apple, and then enter the marketplace identifier. The name of this varies by platform. For example, on the App Store it is called the Bundle Identifier and on the Play Store it is called the Package Name. Then click Add.
The value you enter here must match the correct identifier name on the store itself (e.g. on App Store Connect or the Play Console) and in your app code.
If these do not match, the Nami SDK will not function correctly with fetching product SKUs from stores and executing purchases.
If you just wish to experiment with the Nami platform or test purchases using our Bypass Store mode, just enter any ID.
In order to enable correct SDK purchase behavior, you must now add the store credentials to the platform, such as the App Shared Secret or Google Service Credentials. See the guides below for more details.
- Add your Product SKUs.
Product SKUs are a single purchase option in your platform. These directly map to products created in the store platforms such as the App Store or Play Store.
Each product SKU has a single price point.
For subscriptions, each product SKU also has a fixed bill-term (weekly, monthly, yearly, etc.) as well as fixed free trial periods and introductory pricing, if applicable.
Select Products in the main navigation and then click the + Add Product button.
Each product SKU must belong to a specific App Platform. On the SKU creation modal select the correct platform, provide a Reference Name, which is how you will see the SKU in the Control Center, a SKU ID, and select the SKU Type. Click the Add button to create the product SKU.
The SKU ID in the Control Center must match the ID defined on the store (e.g. App Store Connect or the Play Console) for the SDK to work correctly.
See our guide on Add your In-App Products for more details including where to find the SKU ID for your products on the stores.
- Create an Entitlement.
What is an Entitlement?
An Entitlement is a set of paid content or features that should be unlocked with a purchase.
If you have multiple Product SKUs that provide the same functionality, these would both belong to a single entitlement.
A common example of this is when you have a monthly and yearly subscription option. These purchases both unlock the same level of access in your app, and therefore belong to a single entitlement.
There are 2 steps to setting up an Entitlement for your app on the Nami platform. First, you need to create the entitlement.
Navigate to the Entitlements section of the app and click the + Add Entitlement button.
Enter a Name for your entitlement and an Entitlement Reference ID. The ID will be used by your developers in your app code to refer to this entitlement. Click the Add button.
- Associate Product SKUs with your Entitlement
After creating your entitlement, you then need to add product SKUs that unlock that entitlement after they are purchased.
If you sell your app on multiple different stores, your entitlement will have SKUs from each store where it can be purchased.
Start by navigating to the Entitlements screen and clicking the Edit button next to the entitlement that you created in Step 5.
Click on the Products tab and then click the + Associate Product SKUs button.
In the modal that opens up, check the Product SKUs that you want to grant access to the entitlement when they are purchased. In the example below, we have both a Monthly and Yearly subscription product that grants access to the same entitlement. Check the box next to each one and then click the Associate SKUs button.
- Design your Paywall.
Now you have everything in place to design your first paywall.
Navigate to Paywalls in the main navigation and click the + Add Paywall button.
Select Use the Paywall Creator and click the Get Started button to design a paywall with our cloud-based paywall designer.
The basics of designing a paywall are
- Head to the Images tab to upload a background image for use on mobile devices and tablets
- On the Content tab add your text marketing message
- Use the Products tab to add your in-app purchase products
Each tab has its own style controls to adjust things like font size, shadows, and colors. Explore each tab and the built-in tools to bring your paywall vision to life.
For more details on our Paywalls, visit our guide on Create a Paywall.
- Launch your first Campaign.
The final step is to add your paywall to a campaign and make the campaign Live. Head to the Campaigns section on the main navigation and click the + Add Campaign button.
Enter a Name for the campaign on the Overview tab and then switch to the Behavior tab.
On the Behavior tab if you want to see a paywall raise in your app immediately, add your paywall that you created in step 7 as a Nami Triggered Paywall and choose Presentation Rules of Display every 1 Sessions.
Leave the Limit frequency of paywall toggled off and click the Update button.
Then head back to the Overview tab and click the Make Campaign Live button.
This will cause your paywall to show every session when you launch your app once you've integrated the Nami SDK into your app code.
A very common use case for Nami is to have no Nami Triggered Paywall and only set a User Initiated Paywall in your campaign setup. Then in your app code, you'll need to make a code call to display the paywall.
Learn more about how to use campaigns in our guide on Create a Campaign.
You now have a complete setup to offer in-app purchases or subscriptions in your app. Dive into the rest of our docs for more details and advanced use cases.
Continue on to the next section for details on integrating Nami with your app.
Nami supports multiple different platforms and frameworks for integrating with your app. Select the platform or framework you use below to get started.
Updated 3 months ago