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    • jeff
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      5 months ago

      Excellent news for Readup and other small developers!

      • bill
        Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
        5 months ago

        Fortnite people are so right about this:

        “giving special 15% terms to select robber barons like Amazon, and now also to small indies, Apple is hoping to remove enough critics ...”

        I mean, yeah, obviously. But how are we (small indies) supposed to be anything but totally stoked about this? Apple owns all, lol.

    • bill
      Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
      5 months ago

      Very good news for Readup! Thanks, Apple!

      By the time we’re earning >$1m, we will be way more secure, financially. In the meantime, this is a huge help that we don’t have to give 30% of everything we earn to Apple. Especially since we’re already committed to distributing 50% to Writers.

      This stuff still freaks me out a bit though:

      In June, Apple blocked an update to Basecamp’s Hey email app after the developer refused to implement a way to sign up in the app, which would have given Apple up to 30% of its revenue from the App Store. After the developer complained publicly, Apple said the app could stay as long as it followed other app-review guidelines.

      The Basecamp (and now Hey) guys are legit celebrities. Readup doesn’t have that kind of audience, which makes us way more vulnerable.

      It’s been fun to be David, but I can’t wait to be Goliath. Good Goliath. I need new stresses besides, “Is this damn thing gonna get huge or what!?” 😅