Apple is going to stop app developers from harassing you

It is important to note that Apple cracked down on unofficial tipping, which was a way around the 30 percent fee on in-app purchases by highlighting how the tips were donations rather than actual purchases. Plus, once the user leaves a rating, the prompt will never appear again. Meanwhile, Apple threatened to remove popular messaging app WeChat and other social platforms from the App Store if developers did not pay the fees or remove tips from their apps.

Apple is now cracking down on apps that send you notifications to review them on the App Store.

Use the provided API to prompt users to review your app; this functionality allows customers to provide an App Store rating and review without the inconvenience of leaving your app, and we will disallow custom review prompts.

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This means developers can add tipping features without worrying about getting kicked out of the app store, as long as they are willing to give Apple 30%.

Careless? Foolhardy? Unaware? You might be taken aback by such a line of procedure, - if you even get to such a point in the first place - but it only takes just 200 active subscriptions to amass $56,000 every month for the developer and $24,000 for Apple.

Apple has released a new revenue stream that could unleash a new community of digital content creators, which is already thriving in China. In turn, creators will step up their game to make higher-quality content, making this a winning situation for all parties involved.

  • Delia Davidson