Much has been said about the 30% fee that Apple charges for every transaction made on the App Store. However, it’s important to note that Google does the same for its app store. Something that, very soon, will no longer be so easy to get around.
As Bloomberg advances today, Google is preparing to tighten the rules regarding the commissions required in all transactions made on the Play Store. All this so that many of those around them will no longer be able to do so.
It is mentioned that, next week, Google will set new rules for developers. Although without knowing what will really change, everything points to the technology obliging applications to use their payment system.
Large companies will no longer be able to escape the 30% charged by Google
Android is a much more liberal operating system than iOS, even in the field of transactions. It is common to find alternative application stores to the Play Store and this allows many companies to escape the fees charged by Google.
It is also important to note that companies like Spotify or Netflix have managed to evade Google’s 30%. Something easily accomplished by giving users the possibility to pay for their purchases with a credit card.
The American giant’s idea is to attack precisely this phenomenon, forcing more companies to use its payment system. Still, the changes will not happen overnight, so developers will have time to adapt their applications to the new rules.
There is no doubt that these decisions are aimed at further increasing the company’s revenues in this field. Without official figures, Google is believed to earn several billion dollars from these commissions alone. And these values will only increase with the new rules.
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