What is Archetype?

What is Archetype?

Everything you need to build and manage API purchases and subscriptions

Archetype is a powerful, reliable purchase server with cross-platform support. Our framework provides a backend and a wrapper around Stripe to make implementing API keys and creating quotas and subscriptions easy.

Whether you are building a new API or already have millions of customers, you can use Archetype to:

  • Fetch products, make purchases, and check subscription status with our native SDKs.
  • Host and configure products remotely from our dashboard.
  • Analyze the most important metrics for your app business in one place.
  • See customer transaction histories, chart lifetime value, and grant promotional subscriptions.

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Getting started resources

With Archetype, you can keep track of all your app transactions in one place — whether your customers are charged through iOS, Android, or the web. As the single source of truth for your app business, we make sure your users’ subscription status is always up to date.

Here are a few ways to get started:

Ready to start building?

Simplified payments for your API are just a few lines of code away.

Not a developer?

Although Archetype requires you to be (or hire) a developer, our dashboards and integrations are designed to be used by marketers, analysts, and customer success teams of forward-thinking app businesses. Talk to your engineering team about integrating with Archetype, or contact our team at [email protected] to see how we can help.

We're currently in invite-only mode

For access, email our cofounder, [email protected] or submit a request for sandbox access on our home page.