Google has decided to half the percentage it takes from its app developers on the sale of the apps in the Google play store. A similar move was taken by Apple last year.
Google said that they are reducing the fees to 15% from 30% for the first $1 million in revenue on sales of apps and in-app-purchases each year. After the first $1 million, developers will pay the typical 30% fee.
Though Apple made a similar move last year, this program from Google is different. The difference lies in the fact that Apple gives this reduction in fees to smaller developers only. Smaller developers refer to those developers who made around $1 million last year. Read More
A number of developers have come together to form the Coalition for App Fairness that opposes Apple’s App Store policies. The coalition is non-profit and is intended to coordinate efforts to do battle with Apple. The founding members consist of Epic Games, Spotify, and Tile. Interestingly, all of these three companies are involved in high-profile disputes with Apple.
In the Epic Games vs Apple battle, Epic has made its latest accusation in a new filing against Apple for making incorrect statements in its own legal filing earlier this week. Epic said that Apple “cherry-picked” Google search results about Fortnite’s popularity. Read More
The long-drawn battle between Apple and Epic Games continues as the former has filed an official countersuit against the latter asking for damages over the breach of its developer contract. In the new filing, Apple has called out Epic for not being the “modern corporate Robin Hood” that it claims to be.