It is said that the production of sausage should not be considered. It also looks like you shouldn’t look at how it’s sold.
As John Koetsier said recently Forbes in an article, Apple has shown ads for several apps competing with ads from app companies. The difference, of course, is that Apple’s ads drive traffic to the App Store, where Apple takes 30 percent.
The use of silent use here is a little ridiculous: what should Apple do to take away an ad that says it takes ads? It is also highly unlikely that these application vendors – Tinder, Bumble, HBO and others – have not been aware of this activity until recently. These are not independent developers, but companies with marketing departments. They are well aware of the advertising world for their products.
That’s not to say that what Apple did is still harsh. Or net as the case may be.
This would be all right if Apple were just
adding for app advertising, but because the online advertising market is what they are and largely controlled by an anonymous company (you can Google its name if you’re curious), ads compete with sellers ’ads for both. space and cost as Apple offers raise ad prices.
According to Apple, everything is fine.
… The company says it regularly discusses the ads it has placed with developers, and many developers express their appreciation for this support.
Many say we are the best.
Apple said this is no different from retailers ’ads for the products they sell, and is a very common business model.
Is it just like a grocery store promoting Hellmann’s mayonnaise? (Or Best Food mayonnaise, depending on whether you’re on the right coast or the wrong one, no, Macalope doesn’t say which one she thinks is which one.) Not really, no. In general, people do not buy mayonnaise directly from Unilever. Most people don’t even know that Hellmann’s and Best Foods are owned by Unilever. Even fewer know that the websites of Hellmann’s and Best Foods are strange experiences like the mirror universe, reminding Macalope that Fringe was a pretty good TV show.
Although Unilever will sell you mayonnaise directly, it will not sell you one jar of it. Even Bev from Lansing, who brings the same potato salad to every grill, can’t justify buying the large quantities that Unilever demands. But you and people are constantly buying apps and app subscriptions from vendor websites. In fact, people did it long before the App Store, didn’t hear Apple talk about it.
Apple wants to play fast and loose when comparing digital products to physical products. This is just like with physical goods! Do you mean goods you don’t take any to cut sales of iOS apps? Oh no that just like physical goods. You then mean physical goods where sellers can put all sorts of information to direct buyers to their website to find more information – WE SAY THAT NOT MUCH THAN PHYSICAL GOODS.
This is nothing new. Apple says it has been doing this for five years. It is possible that this is now a story because these app developers want to add oil to the fire in legal or judicial action against Apple App Store rules. And if so, then… good.
While Macalope is honestly unsure of where the right place to draw a limit is for a page load, he’s very sure of where the limit should be to let developers tell the app users that they can subscribe to their site. Developers should 100% allow people to click the button so they can subscribe to their website. The convenience of paying in the App Store ecosystem should be enough to keep most purchases in the App Store, and that encourages Apple to make it very convenient. This is assumed to be the value added by Apple.
The richest company in corporate history is often the most annoying when it continues to try to maximize its wealth at the expense of others without providing real value.