Developers gain more transparency in App Store dealings via new EU rules

The European Union has introduced new regulations, impacting Apple’s App Store and Google Play, that aim to make the digital storefronts more transparent to developers and publishers.In the new rules, which came into force on Sunday, app developers will have more of an opportunity to answer back against attempts by Apple pulling content from the App Store. Platforms like the App Store will have to provide 30 days notice to game publishers and developers before apps are pulled.In theory, the rule will give developers more of an opportunity to petition Apple with an appeal before it is removed from sale. Currently, developers have to deal with Apple’s decisions with minimal warning, with relatively little notice given by the iPhone maker.Read more…
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