With several hundred million Fans in the back, you want to break the App Store rules the Smartphone platforms. The "Fornite"-developer company Epic Games launched on Apple's iPhone and iPad, and on devices with the Google System Android is the ability to be content in circumvention of the purchase of In-App purchases cheaper.
Thus challenged, the Epic of the platforms. The response came promptly: "Fortnite" disappeared from the App Store for Apple's mobile devices, and a few hours later from Google Play Store. Epic filed an immediate lawsuit against Apple.Apple and Google In-App purchases 30 percent
When the dispute is at the core of the 30 percent of the price that Apple and Google be charged for In-App purchases. For some time there is criticism of the amount of the levy - and, in the case of Apple, the fact that the developers offer In-App purchases, no alternative means of Payment. The music service Spotify submitted, therefore, file a complaint with the competition watchdogs of the European Commission.
Epic is the thrust of Thursday but now to the word of the leader of a Rebellion against the System. The company let their users play on iPhones and iPads, and know that even if you already have the App on their devices, new content for the next "Season" of "Fortnite" denied to them will remain. And Epic called on the customers to complain to Apple with the Hashtag #free fortnite. Fortnite is used, according to Epic of more than 350 million players.Apple: Epic Games against App Store rules
For users of Android devices, the Situation is slightly different: Google is not there for Apps only from the Play Store, but also from other sources loading. Apple rejects this approach, citing potential risks to users of prepared Apps.
Google stressed in any case, developers would have to follow the rules to stay in the Play Store. In the past few years, Epic "Fortnite" on Android had driven devices is already temporarily on the Play Store.
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Apple's always said that you wanted to protect with the requirement to have to use the In-App purchases via the System of the platform through which customers from fraud. At the same time, it is some subscription services such as Netflix allows, contracts with users on their own sites to complete. The user can then login on their iPhones and iPads - and the provider does not supply to Apple is due.Epic Games: Perfectly staged Showdown
Epic was well prepared for the Showdown. The company had not only a quick 60-page lawsuit, the Council of Europe, but also a Video, the ad parodied a legendary clip of the group from the year. In "1984" Apple had shown in reference to George Orwell's eponymous book, the revolt against a totalitarian world.
The 1984 shown, the Clip should initiate the entry of Apple into the IBM-dominated PC market. Epic to put the Video now as a computer animation, the role of the dictator is playing a figure with a head in the shape of an Apple logo.
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