FlowPlay, creator of one of a connected gaming platform, has joined the Coalition for App Fairness (CAF), the advocacy group urging increased regulation over app stores and fair treatment for all developers and which has a beef with Apple.
The CAF website has this to say about the tech giant:
° Apple uses its control of the iOS operating system to favor itself by controlling the products and features that are available to consumers. Apple requires equipment manufacturers to limit options, forces developers to sell through its App Store, and even steals ideas from competitors. Below outlines two case studies from Tile and Kindle that illustrate these monopolist behaviors.
° For most purchases made within its App Store, Apple takes 30% of the purchase price. No other transaction fee — in any industry — comes close.
° iPhone apps (aka software) are only available via the Apple App Store. If consumers want an app to work on their mobile device, the app developer needs to follow the rules, taxes and requirements of Apple. Yet, if consumers want to run that same app from their computer, the rules, taxes and requirements don’t apply. It’s a crazy house of cards.