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Apple’s response is a cynical move with no effect

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SvD Näringsliv

This analysis was first published in SvD Näringsliv, in Swedish, on November 18, 2020. The Apple Tax. That’s what critics usually call the fee that the company charges developers when they sell through the App Store. Now it is cut in half for the smallest players, all to appease the court of public opinion. The cost for Apple? At best, it can be seen as a rounding error on their bottom line. The dispute with Epic […]

8 out of 10 top apps make no money through the app stores

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Just before the new year, Nielsen published a list of the top smartphone apps of 2016. The list is based on average unique users which is a way of measuring, although it would have a hard time scaling to a longer list due to the lack of data (the sample is 9,000 panelists). Nielsen image, with my highlighting on the right. More interesting is the ownership of the apps and their respective business models. There are […]