Well, well. This is going to kill BitRefill on mobile apps:
"Regarding in-app purchases, the company stresses that digital gift cards must be sold exclusively through the App Store’s in-app purchases system. Only physical gift cards can be sold outside the App Store without paying the 30% commission to Apple."
@dave I wonder if my Starbucks card (which I haven’t been refilling much since the plandemic) qualifies under this rule. 🤔
@dave by being so fucking greedy Apple is digging their own grave. Devs and merchants will go and never come back – which is a good thing for everyone working on a truly decentralized future :)
@d11n Agreed. They must be completely tone deaf. Or, maybe just raw hubris. How do you do a thing like that in the face of an already huge amount of criticism about App Store anti-competitive behavior and predatory pricing?
@chidgey Yeah, I'm getting so close to jumping ship over to Android. I really love the iOS interface. But, I feel like I'm lending my tacit approval to their selfish decision making by continuing to be a user. [sigh]
The @overcast blog post laid it out pretty succinctly. They don't give a shit about developers anymore.
Intended for all stake holders of podcasting who are interested in improving the eco system