The most bizarre news I’ve perused in recent days concerns a couple of iOS app developers that have blamed Apple for restraining infrastructure by forcing the use of the App Store. My opinion? These people should spend a couple of months with Android, the Play Store, and all the elective stores to see how wrong they are…
What is Apple being blamed for?
Plaintiffs claim that Apple’s App Store is blocking advancement and counteracting healthy competition. Additionally, as per the two developers, who could soon transform the objection into a class action lawsuit, Apple afflicts all developers on its platform with high commissions and a lot of guidelines decided unilaterally.
“Apple confesses to obstructing all competition in the distribution of apps to users of iOS gadgets, in a bid to shield them from malevolent apps and malware. But it’s excessively. There’s no reason to trust that other reputable vendors, for example, Amazon, wouldn’t most likely to create an app store and provide a reliable experience.”
We remind you that on iOS, where gadgets are not permitted third-party stores for applications, 30% of developers’ benefits are held by Apple. You also have to pay a yearly expense of $99 to maintain the status of ‘developer’. In addition, Apple does not enable the opportunity to pick your own pricing, forcing each individual digital item to be sold with the .99 decimal places on the label.
The focal point of the diatribe is still the Apple App Store and the absence of rivalry that, as indicated by the developers, if present would force Apple to advanced and improve. Additionally, if an application is dismissed by Apple’s online store, it has no other method for being introduced on gadgets as it cannot be promoted by third-party stores that, obviously, do not exist on iOS.
The App Store must continue on this path
As much as I can agree that, when all is said in done, the presence of competition is in every case good for the market, this time I must differ that it can be an advantage for users.
The App Store, throughout the years, has been able to keep up an exceptionally abnormal state of applications within it and this objective was accomplished by imposing strict rules on developers who could not do what they wanted, as occurs on the Google Play Store. The fight against clones (not permitted on Apple’s store) and accurate control of the security and quality of the apps before production on the App Store have enabled the list of Apple software to be the best available on smartphones and tablets today.
Have you ever go at looking through the Google Play Store? If so, then you have an idea of how troublesome it tends to be to perceive legitimate applications from the multitude of poor quality clones, brimming with exposure and potentially dangerous to the security of user data. Sure, Google and its Play Protect program expel malicious applications as soon as they are identified however some of the time that is insufficient.
To underline how severe standards are vital for a store, have you ever downloaded apps that look antiquated and help you to remember old versions of the system you are using? Obviously, it has happened to you however just if you use Android. This is because on iOS even the design must be stayed up with the latest after some time. Many of the apps accessible on the Play Store still have the black and orange look of Android 2.3 Gingerbread and earlier, others use the Holo look of Android 4.0 while others use the old Material Design…
Look in the neighbor’s garden and see that his grass is not so green
Not exclusively do the exacting principles of the App Store encourage developers to create apps of the most astounding quality, compared to their Android counterparts, however they additionally enable Apple to control its ecosystem, avoiding problems of similarity of some applications with their systems and guaranteeing a dimension of security that we can only dream about on Android.
Alternative stores are not possible if they are not subject to similarly severe guidelines in light of the fact that otherwise, they would end up disappointing all the security and quality control work completed by the official store. How many times have we heard of malware that has tainted Android since it was installed alongside apps of dubious origin through APK or third-party stores?
The allegations made by the two developers are not totally meaningless but do not take into account the developing number of vindictive people who would do anything to have successfully approach to personal data. The high-quality standards that the company from Cupertino wants to keep up with its App Store, with its standards, not only defends users but as well as the developers themselves by creating a system that both parties can trust. Obviously, this includes some major at a cost…
A word of advice: If you don’t like the standards of the App Store, publish your app on the Google Play Store and afterward fight yourself against accidents on frameworks also up-to-date (or excessively old), clones and theft of different sorts. Then let’s see if you’re still willing to complain about how your creations are distributed on iOS. Additionally, if the App Store rejects your app, there’s certainly a reason. It should be a motivation for you to get back to work and improve your skills and your item.