On the eve of WWDC, the developers are steamed at Apple over its rejection of ” Hey “
First of all, we must remind you that, due to the coronavirus, the annual Developer conference WWDC will be streamed online from tomorrow, with the Keynote at 10 am PDT (1 pm EDT). The platforms State of the Union will follow, from 2 pm PDT (5 p.m. EDT). There is no fee for the broadcast and you can watch both from the Apple Developer web site, YouTube, or Apple application Developer.
Application developers are angry, sort this year thanks to Apple’s decision to reject the ” Hey ” premium of the email application. Apple originally approved the app, but then decided to reject it because it does not offer a way for iOS users to subscribe via the app. The cost to Apple of the opportunity to grab its 30% of the portion of these purchases; it was a stupid thing for Apple to do in the middle of several investigations, antitrust the tech giant that put the accent on the App Store. It has also left a bad taste in the iOS developers from the mouth of the other. Veteran software developer Aaron Vegh states, ” We thought that Apple realized that developers have made the platform, but this incident has explicitly made it clear that Apple sees developers as a source of revenue only, And that is a hard pill to swallow. “Speaking of recipes, the App Store has generated $519 billion for Apple last year.
The refusal letter sent by Apple to ” hi ” developer Basecamp note that it had not generated revenue for Apple in eight years. That makes it sound as if Apple spits and throws the developers once they are no longer making money for the company. A long-time App Store developer Marc Edwards says that Apple is telling app developers that ” ‘you have no value, unless you have to win us tons of cash. “Apple, noting that 84% of the apps in the App Store are free and not make money for the company, responded to the developers by saying that he” has developed the App Store with two goals in mind: that it is a safe and trusted for customers to discover and download applications, and an excellent business opportunity for entrepreneurs and developers. We are deeply proud of the countless developers who have innovated and found success through our platform. ”
Not every developer is angry about Apple’s 30% cut of in-app revenue, and 15% to 30% of subscriptions made through the App Store. Some are happy to see the so-called ” tax “, as the cost of doing business with Apple. David Barnard, developer of the lawyer in the RevenueCat, a company that manages subscription apps, he said, ” I’ve had Apple capriciously reject my applications for over a decade now. At a certain point, you just come to accept the fact that Apple is a for-profit business to do everything they can to maximize value for the shareholders. ”
Still, the legislator as the Rhode Island Democrat David Cicilline appeal of Apple’s App Store policies of “highway robbery” and refer to Apple’s 30% in-app revenue as a “ransom” that Apple is looking for developers. During this time, Apple is expected to introduce new features tomorrow, for the operating systems of devices like the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Mac, and other products. Apple should also change the name of the iOS for the iPhoneOS, the original name used by Apple for the software from 2007 to 2009.