All publications by tag «Apple»
Apple still considers collecting fees from IAPs even if developers use third-party payment systems
Although Apple will have to let developers add links to third-party payment systems, it still has Plan B on how to collect commission. The company considers charging fees even if a transaction is made outside the App Store.
Apple confirms it buys ads via Google for over 100 third-party apps
Last week, a few mobile publishers accused Apple of secretly running ad campaigns on Google to boost its own revenue from subscription apps. The company itself, however, claimed that it always communicates with developers about these actions.
Court denies Apple’s appeal and orders it to allow additional payment solutions on App Store by December 9
A court has denied Apple’s request to pause orders requiring the company to let developers add links to third-party payment solutions outside the App Store. It still must make changes to its policies by December 9.
Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service opens case against Apple over its refusal to allow alternative payment methods
Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) has opened a case against Apple as the company still doesn’t let developers add links to alternative payment methods outside the App Store.
Apple appeals Epic Games ruling, saying that third-party payment systems might harm users and devs
Apple has taken the next step in its long-lasting legal battle with Epic Games. The company filed a notice of appeal against California’s court ruling, saying that the upcoming changes in the App Store policy might be harmful both for iOS users and developers.
Dutch antitrust regulator finds Apple app store payment policies anti-competitive
Following the investigation launched in 2019, the Netherlands’ Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) found that Apple has been abusing its market power by forcing devs to use its in-app payment system. The authority, however, has not yet published its decision, which is currently under legal review.
Report: Subway Surfers and other mobile games use sneaky ways to collect personal data in post-IDFA world
It looks like mobile game developers found a way to bypass Apple’s privacy rules and identify users even if they said no to tracking their data. They still collect information that might be used for digital fingerprinting.
Apple also investigated by Department of Justice. US lawmakers address “serious competition concerns” in app store space
On September 10, a federal judge in California ruled that app developers can now direct users to payment options outside the App Store. That said, the court failed to “ultimately conclude that Apple is a monopolist.” Nor did the ruling force Apple into allowing third-party app stores on iOS. The iPhone maker was also allowed to keep its steep 30% commission. While Epic has lost on 9 of 10 counts, the Fortnite company might just have powerful…
Matthew Ball on why there are no winners in Epic v. Apple judgment: “It helps only the largest developers”
Investor and advisor Matthew Ball has shared his thoughts on the ruling in the Epic Games v Apple trial. He explained how it doesn’t actually benefit either developers (least of all Epic, which lost on 9/10 counts) or consumers.
Epic asks Apple to restore Fortnite developer account in South Korea. Apple says no
After South Korea amended its Telecommunications Business Act last week, Epic Games has attempted to bring Fortnite back to the country’s App Store. To that effect, Epic has asked Apple to reinstate its developer account on iOS. Apple, though, respectfully declined.
VRTCAL’s Todd Wooten on game ad innovation driven by changing consumer behaviors
Mobile game advertising is evolving in the face of today’s consumer privacy initiatives and changing media consumption habits. However, mobile gaming developers are doing everything they can to protect their revenue sources instead of looking for growth opportunities due to these developments. Fortunately, none are happening overnight, offering developers some time to chart a path forward.