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iOS devs can now create custom discount codes for their app

Every now and then, Apple adds new tools to its App Store Connect platform for developers to utilize. For example, the company started allowing them to create custom App Store product pages last month. The latest addition to the platform revolves around subscriptions and winning back users who have cancelled. iOS developers can finally create...

As antitrust legislation inches forward in the US, Apple and Google aren’t happy

We're staring at a rather defining moment in smartphone history. The smartphone landscape, as it stands right now, is split between Apple and Google. Both adopt different approaches in how they handle their ecosystems, and through these starkly different approaches, both have undeniably grown to their biggest sizes in their own history. The past year...

Apple will allow developers in South Korea to implement alternative payment systems

Apple and Google have been criticized -- and even sued -- for banning developers from implementing their own payment systems in apps. The two companies are notorious for charging developers high commission fees for each in-app purchase (IAP) a user makes. Last year, South Korea passed a law that forces the two tech giants to...

Apple gets relief: Devs can’t link to their own billing systems just yet

Almost all of us are now familiar with the ongoing legal battle between Apple and Epic Games. The judge had given the company until December 9 -- today -- to allow developers to link to their own billing systems. However, after it appealed at court, it won a reprieve and won't have to make changes just...

Apple now allows developers to create custom App Store product pages

Back in June, Apple announced during WWDC21 that it would eventually allow app developers to create custom App Store product pages. This enables them to showcase different contents -- such as icons, screenshots, and descriptions -- to different people. Developers will get access to statistics based on each product page to find out which appeals...

Facebook sets up a new website to circumvent app store fees

Apple and Google charge relatively high commission fees for using their billing systems -- which both indie developers and major corporations have criticized. Meta's latest move to circumvent these fees is launching a website dedicated to selling Facebook Stars. Stars are virtual points users can buy during Facebook video livestreams to support their favorite creators. When...

Apple pushes back on letting developers inform users of alternative payment options for IAPs in Russia

Apple is no stranger to antitrust lawsuits at this point. The company has been sued by several entities for its monopolistic practices in the past few years. Most notably, the Cupertino-based corporation is criticized for its high App Store commission fees. That's in addition to the fact that developers aren't allowed to mention or link...

Apple might still collect a commission from developers, even if they don’t use its payment system

You're probably aware of the fact that Apple charges developers a 15-30% commission fee for using its billing system. This affects all in-app purchases of third-party apps published on the App Store. Epic Games sued Apple for that, and the Cupertino giant was ordered to allow competing payment platforms. A legal filing has revealed that...

Apple announces the best apps and games of 2021 on its ecosystem

It's the last month of the year already -- December. It's when some major corporations share data with their users about how they've used their services in the past 11 months. Spotify and other music streaming services, for example, allow you to check the statistics revolving around your listening habits. And Google has already shared...

Epic Games CEO wants to resist monopoly, suggests a single app store for all platforms

The Epic Games versus Apple legal battle has been going on for over a year now. While courts have reached a decision, the waters haven't calmed just yet. The CEO of Epic Games -- Tim Sweeney -- has renewed his attack on Apple and Google. This time he's calling for a universal app store that...

Apple clarifies its position on recent third-party ads allegations

Yesterday, we saw several reports regarding Apple's latest unethical behavior. A report by Forbes highlighted that the company has been "secretly" and "quietly" buying top Google Search ad spots for third-party apps. When users click on these ads, they get redirected to Apple's App Store. Some developers consider this problematic as the Cupertino giant takes a...

Apple is buying ads for subscription apps, so you go to its App Store instead of the website

Apple has been heavily criticized and even sued for its App Store's high fees and strict policies. The Cupertino tech giant charges developers a 15-30% commission fee for using its App Store payment system. As a result, some developers end up offering the same subscriptions for a lower price tag on their websites. On the...