With today’s release of watchOS 6.2 beta for developers, Apple says Apple Watch apps will now be able to offer in-app purchases, right from a customer’s wrist:
With the public release of watchOS 6.2, you’ll be able to offer in-app purchases directly in your watchOS apps, so users can access premium content, digital goods, subscriptions, and more, all right from their wrist.
Apple says developers can get started by downloading Xcode 11.4 beta and using the StoreKit API to build their app for the beta of watchOS 6.2.
What does this mean for developers? A faster way for customers to make in-app purchases right on Apple Watch, without the need to grab an iPhone. This means more money for developers and further development of Apple Watch’s independence on an iPhone to get things done.