Former Apple executive says the App Store is falling apart at the seams
romo for a kids app that acts as an online casino in some countries where real money is at risk
Both the App Store and the Google Play Store seem to be struggling to keep malware off their respective app store fronts and protect their users from paying ridiculously high prices for apps that offer features that are available for free on other apps. Apple and Google should do their best to ensure that their valued customers are not betrayed by bad actors.
Former Apple Marketing Director says the App Store is breaking at the seams
The App Store in particular has been labeled a monopoly, with users accusing Apple’s walled garden of keeping app prices higher than they should be. That’s because Apple’s 30% cut in in-app payments caused some developers to raise their prices. And while Google is cutting in-app payments by 30%, users with Android can download apps from a third-party app store from the site, while Apple doesn’t.
Apple’s App Store is also the center of another legal issue involving Epic Games, the developer of the popular Fortnite game. Players who purchased a special in-app currency for the game were asked by Epic to pay less for the currency through their own payment platform. This violated Apple’s own rules, which prevent apps listed in the App Store from offering their own in-app payment system.