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Discussion on: Could Apple Be Forced to Reduce App Store Fees?

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Massimo Artizzu

I think there's plenty of motives to hold a grudge against Apple:

  • its approval policies are far from clear;
  • and farther from being consistently applied;
  • it doesn't allow other platforms in their systems;
  • it doesn't allow developers to tell users that they can subscribe elsewhere;
  • it's holding PWAs back in Safari because of pretty money;
  • it doesn't even allow other browser engines, because of "security reasons"... what?!
  • also, 30% is a lot.

I can go on. On the other hand, Hey would use Apple's platform to be distributed, and DHH says they don't want to pay for that. I don't think it's fair either.

Maybe if Apple can lower their share...