Apple updates App Store Connect, TestFlight ahead of upcoming support for third-party app marketplaces in the EU

Apple is preparing to open the doors of iOS to allow third-party app marketplaces and apps on its platform in the European Union (EU). It recently launched the iOS 17.4 beta version of the upcoming update that adds support for alternative markets. Now, the iPhone maker has released updates for the App Store Connect and TestFlight apps to include these developers. It has also asked alternative markets to make submissions for the notarization process for third-party apps that will be made available on iOS.

announced Change For the two apps on its developer website, Apple said developers in the EU can now add their marketplaces to the App Store Connect app that allows developers to monitor sales and downloads of their apps, respond to App Store reviews, receive new reviews, and more. Provides facility to receive notifications for. More. Similarly, changes have also been made to the TestFlight app, which lets developers beta-test new features before rolling them out.

But before alternative markets can be added to the iOS ecosystem, developers must do so Agree Follow Apple’s Terms of Service and complete the notarization process. according to a report According to MacRumors, the commercial terms include a core technology fee that Apple is charging both the Marketplace and the app based on the number of installs. Third-party marketplaces will have to pay 0.50 euros (roughly Rs. 45) per install, and apps will have to pay the same amount after completing one million installs.

The notarization process will also be important for third-party marketplaces and apps as Apple will determine whether an app is malicious or not. While such a process is needed to ensure user protection from scammers and hackers, some have raised concerns about whether Apple would use it to disqualify competing apps and marketplaces.

Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney is among those who expressed his displeasure when Apple first announced the process. one in Post At X (formerly known as Twitter) they called payment by install “junk fees”. On the notarization process, he said, “Epic has always supported Apple notarization and the notion of malware scanning for apps, but we condemn Apple’s manipulation of this process to undermine competition and the transactions they involve.” We strongly reject continuing to impose an Apple tax on those who are not.”

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