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IAP (countable and uncountable, plural IAPs)

  1. (computing) Initialism of integrated access point: a series of access points built into a single device and controlled by a single, multi-channel MAC resident on an array controller.
  2. (computing) Initialism of in-app purchase: a technology used in games and various other software that allows you to purchase virtual goods within the software.
    • 2012, Kevin Hoffman, Sams Teach Yourself Mac OS X Lion App Development in 24 Hours, Sams, published 2012, →ISBN, page 318:
      [] but the metadata and application binary must be in iTunes Connect for you to manage your IAP products.
    • 2013, Will Luton, Free-to-Play: Making Money From Games You Give Away, New Riders, published 2013, →ISBN, page 11:
      IAPs are the single biggest revenue source in all successful F2P games.
    • 2014, Jesse Freeman, Releasing HTML5 Games for Windows 8, O'Reilly Media, published 2014, →ISBN, page 105:
      Crafting a viable and meaningful IAP system into your game takes a lot of thought and planning on your end.