“On Wednesday, Apple detailed major shake-ups coming to its powerful app store,” Mark Bergen reports for Recode.
“Those include a new revenue sharing model that would give developers more money when users subscribe to a service via their apps,” Bergen reports, “instead of keeping 70 percent of all revenue generated from subscriptions, publishers will be able to keep 85 percent of revenue, once a subscriber has been paying for a year.”
“Now Google plans to up the ante at its app store: It will also move from a 70/30 split to 85/15 for subscriptions — but instead of requiring developers to hook a subscriber for 12 months before offering the better split, it will make it available right away,” Bergen reports. “It’s unclear when Google plans to roll out the new pricing plan.”
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