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Cake day: July 10th, 2023


  • If a third party app store provides a tool or service to improve their app store, should apple expect to be able to use that for free? Negating any benefit that third party would get for developing such an improvement

    Sideloaded apps aren’t asking for benefits from being in Apple’s app store. They’re asking to be allowed to exist on Apple’s platform without being fined for it.

    Apple has used other platform API and tooling at no added cost the same way everyone everyone else does. iTunes and Safari used to run on Windows. Apple provides AppleTV+ apps for several platforms. And there’s a number of apps they make for Android.

    Apple already charges developers for access to their APIs and tooling. What Apple is doing with the per-install cost is trying to charge developers for access to their audience — which is not what the EU intended.