Tuesday, 09 April 2013 15:50

Mac - In-App Purchases

What is an in-app purchase?

Resources for the Olive Tree app can be purchased in two ways, from OliveTree.com and through the Mac in-app store. “In-app” refers to the location of the store within the Olive Tree app. Any purchase made through the in-app store is known as an “in-app purchase”. To access the Mac in-app store, open the Olive Tree app and click on the Purchased Books tab to the left side of the screen. Once you’re in the in-app store, you can browse through the categories on the right. 

Why aren’t all products available in the in-app store?

There are limitations to the resources we can add to the in-app store because the in-app store is controlled by Apple. If a specific resource isn’t available in the in-app store, check OliveTree.com. 

Why do I need to register in-app purchases to my Olive Tree account?

When you make a purchase on OliveTree.com, the resource is automatically registered to your Olive Tree account. However, when you make in-app purchases, the transaction goes through Apple, not Olive Tree. Because of this, Olive Tree doesn’t have a record of your purchase unless you register the in-app purchase to your Olive Tree account. 

In order to share in-app purchases with other devices, the resources will also need to be registered to your Olive Tree account. Having your purchases registered also allows you to download your titles again in case something happens to your device. To register your in-app purchases from your Mac to your Olive Tree account, see the instructions in the following section.

How do I register in-app purchases to my Olive Tree account?

Below are the instructions for registering your in-app purchases to your Olive Tree account.

  • Open the Olive Tree app on your Mac.
  • Click on 'Purchased Books'
  • Click 'Sign into your Olive Tree account' if the option is available. 
  • To make sure you’re signed in correctly, click 'Account' on the top menu bar, choose 'My Account Login,' and re-enter your username and password.
  • This process should register your purchases to your Olive Tree account.

What if the above instructions don’t work?

If the instructions for registering your purchases don’t work, an Olive Tree Customer Support Representative can add the resource to your Olive Tree account manually with a proof of purchase. In order to add the resource to your account, forward your Apple receipt, or a screenshot of your iTunes Order history to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and explain the circumstances. A Customer Support Representative will respond to your e-mail as soon as possible