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I am developing an iPhone app, which I am integrating with PayPal.

I did it successfully using PayPal library. I am testing it on sandbox mode. When I transfer money from one account to the other account, it displays a message "send to server for verification".

Is there a real need to store this PayPal transaction id and other details on our server?

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While Apple will provide the user with their transaction (payment) history, your program will need to know when a user has paid, in order to make decisions such as allowing them access, or renewing their subscription (if it isn't one-time).

However, I don't know enough about iPhone API to know whether you should store the PayPal information yourself, or make calls to the API in order to make the above decisions.

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are you sure apple will store information even if i do transaction with PayPal ? –  BSThakrar Jun 27 '13 at 7:59
I might have misunderstood. When I said "Apple will provide the user with their transaction (payment) history" I was thinking of payments the user makes through Apple (like to pay for an app). If that isn't the case, could you explain more what is happening? –  phaedra Jun 28 '13 at 21:50
I am doing integration with PayPal. So when transaction completes they return transaction receipt. I was talking about that receipt(Proof of payment). –  BSThakrar Jun 29 '13 at 5:36
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yes, proof of documentation is important in case something goes wrong. protect yourself from a future lawsuit.

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What if i don't store this ? will apple approve my app or reject it? –  BSThakrar Jun 24 '13 at 6:31
Haven't got the experience with apple to say. Although good documentation in general is a good practice in regards to any industry. Document for your sake not apples. –  swiss Jun 24 '13 at 6:39
@mainMa, when you make a deposit to a bank do you not keep the receipt they give you for your records? –  swiss Jun 24 '13 at 6:41
Please consider expanding on your answer as it really doesn't explain anything. Answers that don't explain anything or provide some context will be deleted. Thank you. –  maple_shaft Jun 24 '13 at 9:28
do you know, for how much time PayPal will store our transaction details? –  BSThakrar Jun 27 '13 at 7:58
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