South Korea lets developers bypass Apple and Google's app stores fees

01 September 2021
Google and Apple aren't happy about the decision.

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logic, 01 Sep 2021Of course, they will try to defend their positions. And the... moreOhh so these companies don't have any future income from the results of the developers? The poor example you gave reflects a totally different scenario with "all or nothing" results which is not the case with this...

  • justsomeguy76

This article lacks important details, their is no mention of the name of the bill or what it entails not much to chew on.
I love the fact that both Google and Apple are using good old fashioned scare tactics to keep their Monopoly on app transaction fees.

  • Anonymous

Google app, 03 Sep 2021Google app?

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Anonymous, 03 Sep 2021Isn't it fair if developers who want to use the offici... moreGoogle app

Very good

  • Anonymous

"Lower device cost" as a reason from Google
Bull-shit…!

  • Anonymous

Almand, 02 Sep 2021That is what I just said, it doenst have to be 30 or 15, it... moreIsn't it fair if developers who want to use the official stores pay the fees and the others don't? What's the problem?

  • Anonymous

Almand, 02 Sep 2021So google and Apple gets nothing for operating & mainta... moreThey show ads already. same as operating/maintaing Google serach engine.

  • Anonymous

Almand, 02 Sep 2021That is what I just said, it doenst have to be 30 or 15, it... moreNot cutting if

Just giving you an option

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Anonymous, 02 Sep 2021US is already looking into it.Amazing

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CptPower, 02 Sep 2021Hope all 200 countries worlwide will follow. This will ma... moreThey will soon

Japan,EU and now India is also making one.

Of all USA is making a huge move, that will completely crush apple and google tax.

And will allow side loading on iOS

Kevin, 02 Sep 2021Google Play app store revenue hit $11.2 bln in 2019. Do you... moreThat is what I just said, it doenst have to be 30 or 15, it could be lower. What I am saying is, completely cutting off that fee is not the best way to go. Apple and Google would need to charge something from developers for providing that platform to earn money.
If working for free, why cant the developers give us all the apps for free without breaking our minds with useless shitty ads?

Anonymous, 02 Sep 2021They already make money from the OS (Google) and device (Ap... moreSo that consumers like us increase what we pay for the devices and for the Developers to buy their software?
We as customers lose on both end?!

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Almand, 02 Sep 2021So google and Apple gets nothing for operating & mainta... moreGoogle Play app store revenue hit $11.2 bln in 2019. Do you think they need that much money to run the app store?

Great step by Korea!
Other contries should also follow it to end monopoly.

LOL Google and Apple will just raise cost associated for those developers to keep using their stores.

IF they can't get a percentage of each transaction, they will probably just charge higher fees based on the number of downloads or installs.

  • Anonymous

Almand, 02 Sep 2021So google and Apple gets nothing for operating & mainta... moreThey already make money from the OS (Google) and device (Apple). If they want, they should raise prices in that area.

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Almand, 02 Sep 2021So google and Apple gets nothing for operating & mainta... moreThey can shut them down if most people stop using them.

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Anonymous, 02 Sep 2021A small win for a small country, a giant win for the whole ... moreExactly.

So google and Apple gets nothing for operating & maintaining and a Market place for Developers and consumers. They would have operational costs too for operating a huge online market. Seems this is unfair to both companies. Doesn't have to be 30 or 15 but something has to go to Apple and google, the way I see it.