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Google Reportedly Plans to Update Play Store Guidelines to Emphasize Use of Its Billing System With 30% Fee

1 month ago   |   By Mac Rumors

Google plans to introduce updated Play Store guidelines that emphasize the requirement for most apps to use the company's billing system for in-app purchases as early as next week, according to Bloomberg 's Mark Gurman .
While this requirement has existed for years, the report notes that some major developers like Netflix, Spotify, and Tinder have circumvented the rule by prompting customers to pay directly using a credit card, rather than their Play Store account, bypassing Google's 30 percent commission for in-app purchases.
In a statement, Google said that it is always working with...
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A Bunch Of Companies Banded Together To Fight Against Apple's App Store

A Bunch Of Companies Banded Together To Fight Against Apple's App Store

1 month ago   |   By Ubergizmo

While there are millions of apps in Apple's App Store, suggesting that many are flocking to Apple's distribution platform, it was never always a smooth sailing experience. So much so that it seems that a bunch of companies that Apple might have “wronged” in the past have banded together to form what they are calling the Coalition for App Fairness. This includes companies such as Epic, Spotify, and Basecamp, the developers behind the Hey email app, and all of whom have had issues with Apple at some point in time. These companies are now banding together to either force app store providers...
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Apple rejects app that uses contact info and Facebook to verify ballots

Apple rejects app that uses contact info and Facebook to verify ballots

The app developer calls into question Apple's ability to determine if an app violates privacy. What you need to know Apple has rejected an app that would verify ballots in... Read more ...

Apple warns lower App Store fee will 'materially' impact financial results

Apple warns lower App Store fee will 'materially' impact financial results

Apple admits that the App Store does in fact make it a lot of money. What you need to know Apple warned investors about the impact of App Store fee changes. The company... Read more ...

Apple warns investors that reducing App Store fees would affect revenue

Apple warns investors that reducing App Store fees would affect revenue

As some developers are pushing Apple to reduce or even remove the App Store commission, the company has now alerted its investors that a potential change in App Store fees... Read more ...

Today's Android app deals + freebies: Day by Day PRO, Spirit Roots, more

Today's Android app deals + freebies: Day by Day PRO, Spirit Roots, more

It's Friday afternoon and that means it's time to head into the weekend with all of today's best Android game and app deals. We still have a series of top-notch titles on sale... Read more ...

Samsung redesigns the Galaxy Store to remind everyone they still have Fortnite

Samsung redesigns the Galaxy Store to remind everyone they still have Fortnite

The Google Play Store is where most Android users get their apps and games, but every Samsung phone comes preloaded with the Galaxy Store. Now, that store is getting another... Read more ...

IPhone 12 Camera Repairs Require Apple's Proprietary System Configuration Tool

IPhone 12 Camera Repairs Require Apple's Proprietary System Configuration Tool

IFixit has discovered that it is not possible to repair the iPhone 12 's camera without access to Apple's proprietary, cloud-linked System Configuration app, raising questions... Read more ...

ExxonMobil adds App Clips, Apple Pay to its fuel pumps for easier payments

ExxonMobil adds App Clips, Apple Pay to its fuel pumps for easier payments

What you need to know Apple Pay and App Clips are making buying fuel less of a pain. ExxonMobil is adding App Clips and Apple Pay support to its pumps. Drivers will scan a QR... Read more ...

Google May Be Working On Scrolling Screenshot For Chrome on Android

Google May Be Working On Scrolling Screenshot For Chrome on Android

Android native screenshot capabilities have not seen many changes since its early days. But the latest reports suggest that Google might be working on scrolling screenshot... Read more ...

Aviary, the popular Twitter app, adds iCloud timeline and tweet syncing

Aviary, the popular Twitter app, adds iCloud timeline and tweet syncing

What you need to know Aviary has received another sizeable update. This time the app gained support for iCloud timeline syncing. Drafts and saved tweets will also sync between... Read more ...

OnePlus 9 Verizon, T-Mobile Return Inevitable: Leak

OnePlus 9 Verizon, T-Mobile Return Inevitable: Leak

The OnePlus 9 Verizon return seems inevitable, and the upcoming smartphone's also headed to T-Mobile. That's according to a new leak detailing the backend of many OnePlus... Read more ...