A lightweight implementation of Android In-app Billing Version 3


Step 1. Add the JitPack repository to your build file

Add it in your root build.gradle at the end of repositories:

	allprojects {
		repositories {
			maven { url '' }

Add it in your build.sbt at the end of resolvers:

    resolvers += "jitpack" at ""

Add it in your project.clj at the end of repositories:

    :repositories [["jitpack" ""]]

Step 2. Add the dependency

	dependencies {
		implementation 'com.github.TeamDNA:android-inapp-billing-v3:1.0.34'

    libraryDependencies += "com.github.TeamDNA" % "android-inapp-billing-v3" % "1.0.34"

    :dependencies [[com.github.TeamDNA/android-inapp-billing-v3 "1.0.34"]]


Android In-App Billing v3 Library

This is a simple, straight-forward implementation of the Android v3 In-app billing API.

It supports: In-App Product Purchases (both non-consumable and consumable) and Subscriptions.

Getting Started

  • You project should build against Android 2.2 SDK at least.

  • Add this Android In-App Billing v3 Library to your project:

    • If you guys are using Eclipse, download latest jar version from the releases section of this repository and add it as a dependency
    • If you guys are using Android Studio and Gradle, add this to you build.gradle file:
    repositories {
    dependencies {
       compile ''
  • Open the AndroidManifest.xml of your application and add this permission:
  <uses-permission android:name="" />
  • Create instance of BillingProcessor class and implement callback in your Activity source code. Constructor will take 3 parameters:
    • Context
    • Your License Key from Google Developer console. This will be used to verify purchase signatures. You can pass NULL if you would like to skip this check (You can find your key in Google Play Console -> Your App Name -> Services & APIs)
    • IBillingHandler Interface implementation to handle purchase results and errors (see below)
public class SomeActivity extends Activity implements BillingProcessor.IBillingHandler {
	BillingProcessor bp;

	protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

		bp = new BillingProcessor(this, "YOUR LICENSE KEY FROM GOOGLE PLAY CONSOLE HERE", this);
	// IBillingHandler implementation
	public void onBillingInitialized() {
		 * Called when BillingProcessor was initialized and it's ready to purchase 
	public void onProductPurchased(String productId, TransactionDetails details) {
		 * Called when requested PRODUCT ID was successfully purchased
	public void onBillingError(int errorCode, Throwable error) {
		 * Called when some error occurred. See Constants class for more details
		 * Note - this includes handling the case where the user canceled the buy dialog:
	public void onPurchaseHistoryRestored() {
		 * Called when purchase history was restored and the list of all owned PRODUCT ID's 
		 * was loaded from Google Play
  • override Activity's onActivityResult method:
	protected void onActivityResult(int requestCode, int resultCode, Intent data) {
		if (!bp.handleActivityResult(requestCode, resultCode, data))
			super.onActivityResult(requestCode, resultCode, data);
  • Call purchase method for a BillingProcessor instance to initiate purchase or subscribe to initiate a subscription:
  • That's it! A super small and fast in-app library ever!

  • And dont forget to release your BillingProcessor instance!

	public void onDestroy() {
		if (bp != null) 

Check Play Market services availability

Before any usage it's good practice to check in-app billing services availability. In some elder devices or chinese ones it may happen that Play Market is unavailable or is deprecated and doesn't support in-app billing.

Simply call static method BillingProcessor.isIabServiceAvailable():

    boolean isAvailable = BillingProcessor.isIabServiceAvailable();
    if(!isAvailable) {
        // continue

Consume Purchased Products

You can always consume made purchase and allow to buy same product multiple times. To do this you need:


Restore Purchases & Subscriptions


Notice On Canceled/Expired Subscriptions

Since Google's v3 API doesn't provide any callbacks to handle canceled and/or expired subscriptions you have to handle it on your own. The easiest way to do this - call periodically bp.loadOwnedPurchasesFromGoogle() method.

Getting Listing Details of Your Products

To query listing price and a description of your product / subscription listed in Google Play use these methods:

    bp.getPurchaseListingDetails("YOUR PRODUCT ID FROM GOOGLE PLAY CONSOLE HERE");

As a result you will get a SkuDetails object with the following info included:

    public final String productId;
    public final String title;
    public final String description;
    public final boolean isSubscription;
    public final String currency;
    public final Double priceValue;
    public final String priceText;

To get info for multiple products / subscriptions on one query, just pass a list of product ids:


where arrayListOfProductIds is a ArrayList<String> containing either IDs for products or subscriptions.

As a result you will get a List<SkuDetails> which contains objects described above.

Getting Purchase Transaction Details

As a part or 1.0.9 changes, TransactionDetails object is passed to onProductPurchased method of a handler class. However, you can always retrieve it later calling these methods:

    bp.getPurchaseTransactionDetails("YOUR PRODUCT ID FROM GOOGLE PLAY CONSOLE HERE");
    bp.getSubscriptionTransactionDetails("YOUR SUBSCRIPTION ID FROM GOOGLE PLAY CONSOLE HERE");

As a result you will get a TransactionDetails object with the following info included:

    public final String productId;
    public final String orderId;
    public final String purchaseToken;
    public final Date purchaseTime;
    // containing the raw json string from google play and the signature to
    // verify the purchase on your own server
    public final PurchaseInfo purchaseInfo;

Protection against fake "markets"

There are number of attacks which exploits some vulnerabilities of Google's Play Market. Among them is so-called Freedom attack: Freedom is special Android application, which intercepts application calls to Play Market services and substitutes them with fake ones. So in the end attacked application thinks that it receives valid responses from Play Market.

In order to protect from this kind of attack you should specify your merchantId, which can be found in your Payments Merchant Account. Selecting Settings->Public Profile you will find your unique merchantId

WARNING: keep your merchantId in safe place!

Then using merchantId just call constructor:

public BillingProcessor(Context context, String licenseKey, String merchantId, IBillingHandler handler);

Later one can easily check transaction validity using method:

public boolean isValid(TransactionDetails transactionDetails);

P.S. This kind of protection works only for transactions dated between 5th December 2012 and 21st July 2015. Before December 2012 orderId wasn't contain merchantId and in the end of July this year Google suddenly changed orderId format.


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