Does Apple tolerate a "buy me a coffee" feature as In-App purchase ?


Yes. This kind of 'donation' IAP is fine and approved by Apple.

For an example of an app which uses this, see Pedometer++ (an app promoted by Apple on numerous occasions) which uses three donation IAPs of different values to allow users more control over the quantity of their donation—also allowed.


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    Yup, that's exactly that :) – Matthieu Riegler Nov 28 '14 at 20:04
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    Note that you're required to provide some kind of additional functionality in exchange for the "donation" – Undo Nov 28 '14 at 22:00
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    @Undo What's your source for that? grgarside's answer looks to me to say that you don't need to give any other functionality. If that's not true, I'd upvote an answer saying what you said with a good source. – Kevin Nov 29 '14 at 4:21
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    FWIW my app with this feature has been approved by Apple. I had to provide a screen for the in app. I provided just a screen of the popup that ask for confirmation (and shows the price). – Matthieu Riegler Jan 18 '15 at 20:42
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    I'm trying to decide if this is best implemented as a "Consumable" or "Non-Consumable" in-app purchase. I suppose a "Consumable" would allow a user to provide the same tip multiple times? – chris Feb 12 '15 at 7:03

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