All against Manzana. A number of application developers, including Spotify, the parent company of Tinder, Epic Games -creator of Fortnite- have launched a coalition to fight against the 30% commission charged by Apple on transactions carried out within the apps downloaded from your store.
The App Justice Coalition (CAF, for its acronym in English) has among its objectives to defend that the platforms carry out the necessary reforms to “preserve” consumer choice and ensure a “level playing field” for application and video game developers who “depend” on the “most popular” app stores and platforms.
In addition to 30%, this platform criticizes the lack of options to distribute apps for iOS, since right now the App Store is the only one; and Apple’s use of the platform to favor its own services over those of the competition.
A pact to which the lobby european newspaper publishers News Media Europewhose members include the Information Media Association (AMI), which in Spain brings together most of the major media.
European Council of Publishers
On the other hand, it has also added the European Publishers Council (EPC), a body that brings together the presidents and CEOs of European media groups.
Although the coalition defends its principles with respect to all platforms, in the statement announcing its creation they only mention Apple and its application store, the App Store.
CAF members have assured that the practices of the company led by Tim Cook have caused “frustrations” due to its “excessive” commissions and the rules that give the company an “unfair advantage” and “block innovative competitors.” “Developers and users are asking Apple to be better,” the coalition said.
We are talking about a long battle in which Apple has expelled some companies from its marketplace and in other cases has delayed its updates due to discrepancies with some companies such as Facebook or the founders of Fortnite.