There are all kinds of arguments to make about the App Store, and nearly all of them are good ones; that’s why the best solution can only come from Apple.
Why I expect Apple to win Apple v. Epic, even as they get themselves in more political hot water.
The final word on the App Store, while Palantir’s S-1 both establishes the company as a defense firm, and argues that the biggest tech companies are on the wrong side of history.
Assume that Apple is going to win versus Epic: what is a reasonable approach to the App Store that will gain more developer support?
Apple is reverting to form, trying to control everything. It is also threatening all of Epic’s business, not simply Fortnite.
The App Store is not one thing: it is installation, payments, and customer management; the further Apple gets from iOS, the worse its actions are for users and developers.
The connection between Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ninja, and Facebook’s scandals
Discord is the Slack of gaming; that is valuable, but has to be monetized indirectly. Plus, the social aspect of gaming, and how competition in PC gaming stores is good for everyone.
Fortnite has a bad bug, and while the company is being blamed for circumventing the Play Store, Android’s design is a big part of the problem.
Fortnite is skipping out on Google Play, and Netflix is trying to get out of the App Store. That’s not great for Apple and Google, but the effort is hardly a surprise.